Serum Calprotectin: A Potential Biomarker for Neonatal Sepsis

  title={Serum Calprotectin: A Potential Biomarker for Neonatal Sepsis},
  author={Lidia Decembrino and Mara De Amici and Margherita Pozzi and Annalisa De Silvestri and Mauro Stronati},
  booktitle={Journal of immunology research},
INTRODUCTION The correct diagnosis of neonatal sepsis is a relevant problem because sepsis is one of the most important causes of neonatal morbidity, mortality, and prolonged hospital stay. Calprotectin is an antimicrobial, calcium and zinc binding heterocomplex protein that could be used as a nonspecific marker for activation of granulocytes and mononuclear phagocytes. Calprotectin has been proposed for the diagnosis of inflammatory conditions. Our aim is to study serum calprotectin as a… CONTINUE READING


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