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Platelet-activating factor concentrations in healthy and septic neonates.
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PMID:  10485307     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Platelet-activating factor levels were measured in nine preterm infants with Klebsiella pneumonia septicaemia, eight healthy preterm infants of similar gestational age and ten healthy full-term infants of the same postnatal age at sampling. The platelet-activating factor levels of the healthy preterm and term groups did not differ significantly, but were elevated compared to the other two groups in the septic preterm infants (P < 0.01). Platelet-activating factor levels increase upon stimulation by Gram negative bacteraemia and are a important mediator of neonatal sepsis.
N Kültürsay; M Kantar; M Akisü; A Hüseyinov; I Coker
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of pediatrics     Volume:  158     ISSN:  0340-6199     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Pediatr.     Publication Date:  1999 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-10-21     Completed Date:  1999-10-21     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7603873     Medline TA:  Eur J Pediatr     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  740-1     Citation Subset:  IM    
Ege University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Paediatrics, Bornova, Izmir, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Infant, Newborn / blood*
Infant, Premature / blood
Platelet Activating Factor / analysis*
Reference Values
Sepsis / blood*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Platelet Activating Factor

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