Serum erythropoietin levels in patients with sepsis and septic shock.

  title={Serum erythropoietin levels in patients with sepsis and septic shock.},
  author={Jochen Abel and N. Spannbrucker and Joachim Fandrey and Wolfgang E Jelkmann},
  journal={European journal of haematology},
  volume={57 5},
The role of the immune system in the control of the production of erythropoietin is still poorly understood. Herein, the levels of circulating immunoreactive erythropoietin, tumour necrosis factor alpha, interleukin-1 beta and interleukin-6 were determined in 10 septic patients for up to 4 d following the admission to an internal intensive care unit. The data show that the production of erythropoietin was not suppressed despite an increase in the levels of proinflammatory cytokines. Circulating… CONTINUE READING

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