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Pediatr Int. 2012 Dec;54(6):931-3. doi: 10.1111/j.1442-200X.2012.03654.x.

Effects of exchange transfusion on cytokine profiles in necrotizing enterocolitis.

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  • 1Department of Pediatrics, Toyohashi Municipal Hospital, Aichi, Japan. tokio@med.nagoya-cu.ac.jp

Abstract

To study the effect of exchange transfusion on cytokine profiles in a patient with necrotizing enterocolitis, the levels of 12 cytokines and serum calprotectin were measured among exchange transfusion. A male extremely low birth weight infant was in non-compensated shock and diagnosed stage 3 necrotizing enterocolitis. Exchange transfusion was performed for critical condition, refractory hypotension and disseminated intravascular coagulation. After exchange transfusion, the patient's blood pressure increased and stabilized. Then an enterostomy was performed and revealed necrosis of the ascending colon. Of the cytokines examined, interleukin-8 and serum calprotectin were high before exchange transfusion and decreased after exchange transfusion.

© 2012 The Authors. Pediatrics International © 2012 Japan Pediatric Society.

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