T and Tk antigen activation in necrotising enterocolitis: manifestations, severity of illness, and effectiveness of testing.

@article{Osborn1999TAT,
  title={T and Tk antigen activation in necrotising enterocolitis: manifestations, severity of illness, and effectiveness of testing.},
  author={David Andrew Osborn and Kung-Jong Lui and P Pussell and Atanu Kumar Jana and Arati S. Desai and Melissa Cole},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood. Fetal and neonatal edition},
  year={1999},
  volume={80 3},
  pages={
          F192-7
        }
}
AIMS To determine if T or Tk antigen activation is associated with different and more severe manifestations of illness in infants with necrotising enterocolitis (NEC); and if a policy of testing infants with suspected sepsis or NEC for T and Tk antigen activation is effective. METHODS A case-control study of infants with confirmed NEC, born after the introduction of screening, was undertaken:17 activated infants were compared with 28 non-activated controls, matched for gestation and weight. A… CONTINUE READING

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