Role of Biomarkers as Predictors of Infection and Death in Neutropenic Febrile Patients after Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation

@inproceedings{Massaro2015RoleOB,
  title={Role of Biomarkers as Predictors of Infection and Death in Neutropenic Febrile Patients after Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation},
  author={Karin Schmidt Rodrigues Massaro and S{\'i}lvia Figueiredo Costa},
  booktitle={Mediterranean journal of hematology and infectious diseases},
  year={2015}
}
An ideal marker in the neutropenic population after HSCT is the one which positivetes at the onset of fever, or at most up to 24 hours after its onset, the patients at potential risk for infection due to bacterial and fungi and mortality. Several biomarkers have been used in HSCT patients in the last decade. However, it seems that C-RP and Il-6 are the most useful markers to early detected infection and risk for death.