Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Intern Med. 2010;49(8):791-4. Epub 2010 Apr 15.

Synchronized changes in serum vascular endothelial growth factor during the clinical course of chronic systemic capillary leak syndrome.

Author information

1
Advanced Medical Emergency and Critical Care Center, Yamaguchi University Hospital, Ube. yoshi-kino@umin.ac.jp

Abstract

Systemic capillary leak syndrome (SCLS) is a rare disease characterized by leakage of plasma from blood vessels into the interstitial space due to increased capillary permeability. We describe a 24-year-old man who was hospitalized with systemic edema, hypoalbuminemia, and disseminated intravascular coagulation. After extensive investigative procedures, he was diagnosed with chronic SCLS and made a gradual recovery after starting on prednisolone, terbutaline, and theophylline. We measured the patient's serum vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) over time and found a relationship between serum VEGF and the clinical course.

PMID:
20424373
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free full text
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for J-STAGE, Japan Science and Technology Information Aggregator, Electronic
    Loading ...
    Support Center