Original Publication Date: 1 May, 2015
Publication / Source: Biomarkers in Medicine
Authors: Natalia Kiszewska, Ewa Bień, Ninela Irga-Jaworska & Elżbieta Adamkiewicz-Drożyńska
Infections in children treated for hematological malignancies pose a direct threat to life and are one of the most common causes of treatment failure in this group of patients. Unequivocal diagnosis at the early stages of infection together with an appropriate and timely treatment may be often difficult due to poor manifestation and nonspecific clinical symptoms of the infection progress. Inflammatory markers make a useful diagnostic tool for this purpose.