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Intestinal mucosal permeability of children with cefaclor-associated serum sickness-like reactions.
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PMID:  23296953     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Although the serum sickness-like reaction (SSLR) in children after the administration of cefaclor has long been recognized, the exact mechanism of cefaclor-associated SSLR remains unclear. This study aims to investigate the association between intestinal mucosal permeability and cefaclor-associated SSLR in children. A total of 82 pediatric patients with upper respiratory tract infection following the cefaclor therapy was divided into cefaclor-associated SSLR positive group and negative group based on the presence or absence of SSLR after taking cefaclor, and 30 healthy volunteers served as control group. Urinary lactulose/mannitol (L/M) ratios and serum diamine oxidase (DAO) levels were determined in all cases on days 7, 9, 11, 13, and 15 after oral administration of cefaclor. The children in the control group were given the same measurements after enrollment in this study. From days 7 to 13, the urinary L/M ratio of children with cefaclor SSLR gradually increased and reached to the highest level of 0.38 ± 0.14 on day 13. Compared with the cefaclor-associated SSLR negative group and control group, urinary L/M ratios increased significantly in the cefaclor SSLR positive group on days 7, 9, 11, 13, and 15 after taking cefaclor, and serum levels of DAO following the treatment of cefaclor increased significantly in children with cefaclor SSLR on days 9, 11, 13, and 15. No significant difference in urinary L/M ratios and serum levels of DAO between SSLR negative group and control group through the entire experiment was observed. In conclusion, administration of cefaclor may induce SSLR in children by increasing the intestinal mucosal permeability and/or affecting the integrity of the intestinal mucosa. Determinations of urinary L/M ratios and serum DAO levels may be helpful for observing or predicting the occurrence of SSLR after administration of cefaclor, which will encourage physicians to proceed with extreme caution when prescribing cefaclor for pediatric patients.
Zhen Zhang; Yun Xiang; Baoxiang Wang; Hongbo Chen; Xiaofang Cai; Xiaomei Wang; Lin Mei; Yi Zheng
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-8
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of pediatrics     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1432-1076     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Pediatr.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-1-8     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7603873     Medline TA:  Eur J Pediatr     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Laboratory Medicine, Wuhan Medical and Health Center for Women and Children, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 100 Xianggang Rd., Jiang An District, Wuhan, Hubei, 430016, People's Republic of China.
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