Intravenous polyclonal immunoglobulin administration to sepsis syndrome patients: a prospective study in a pediatric intensive care unit.

@article{ElNawawy2005IntravenousPI,
  title={Intravenous polyclonal immunoglobulin administration to sepsis syndrome patients: a prospective study in a pediatric intensive care unit.},
  author={Ahmed Ahmed El-Nawawy and Hassan A. El-Kinany and Mona Hamdy El-Sayed and Nevine Boshra},
  journal={Journal of tropical pediatrics},
  year={2005},
  volume={51 5},
  pages={271-8}
}
Life-threatening infections account for about 25 per cent of children requiring admission to pediatric intensive care units (PICU). The results of the use of polyclonal intravenous immunoglobulins as an adjuvant in pediatric sepsis syndrome therapy are conflicting. A prospective study of 100 sepsis syndrome PICU patients aged 1-24 months and divided into two matching groups (septic cases and control, 50 patients each) was performed. All patients were treated according to the routine protocol… CONTINUE READING