Elastase-α1-Proteinase Inhibitor: An Early Indicator of Septicemia and Bacterial Meningitis in Childhood
Neonatal septicemia and meningitis are still a significant cause of morbidity and mortality1,2,3, in addition, systemic bacterial infections as well as bacterial meningitis in childhood are potentially lifethreatening diseases that require prompt recognition and early and appropriate therapy. Recently elastase-α1-proteinase inhibitor complex (E-α1-PI) has been introduced as a valuable indicator of systemic bacterial infections in neonates4.
KeywordsPneumonia Diarrhea Neutropenia Meningitis Lasma
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