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Correlation Between Cytokines and the Severity of Meningococcal Disease

2014-07-23 21:08:56 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Objectives:

Meningococcal disease (MD) is a complex catastrophic phenomenon that can converge rapidly to irreversible septic shock, myocardial dysfunction, and profound coagulopathy. During meningococcal sepsis and meningitis, a myriad of cells release cytokines within the intravascular environment and subarachnoid space. Cytokines are key molecular messengers that play key roles in orchestrating and mediating the metabolic, endocrine and coagulation responses to meningococcal infection. The aim of the present study is to determine the profile of different cytokines in serum and cerebrospinal fluid during MD, as well as relate the level of these cytokines to severity of MD.

Design:

Prospective, nonrandomized study.

Setting:

Tertiary referral intensive care unit.

Patients:

Children and adults admitted with a clinical diagnosis of MD. Interventions: Blood and cerebrospinal fluid will sample from children and adults with MD.

Description

Meningococcal disease (MD) is a complex catastrophic phenomenon that can converge rapidly to irreversible septic shock, myocardial dysfunction, and profound coagulopathy. During meningococcal sepsis and meningitis, a myriad of cells release cytokines within the intravascular environment and subarachnoid space. Cytokines are key molecular messengers that play key roles in orchestrating and mediating the metabolic, endocrine and coagulation responses to meningococcal infection. The aim of the present study is to determine the profile of different cytokines in serum and cerebrospinal fluid during MD:

IL -4; IL-6; IL-10 and interferon alfa, as well as relate the level of these cytokines to severity of MD, evaluated by occurrence of shock, acute renal failure, disseminated intravascular coagulation and survival.

Design: Prospective, nonrandomized study. Setting: Tertiary referral intensive care unit. Patients: Children and adults admitted with a clinical diagnosis of MD. Interventions: Blood and cerebrospinal fluid will sample from children and adults with MD.

Measurements and Main Results: in process Conclusions: in process

Study Design

Time Perspective: Prospective

Conditions

Meningococcemia

Location

University of São Paulo General Hospital - LIM-12 and LIM-56
São Paulo
Brazil
01246-903

Status

Recruiting

Source

University of Sao Paulo General Hospital

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:08:56-0400

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PubMed Articles [3 Associated PubMed Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

Chronic meningococcemia: a report of 26 cases and literature review.

Chronic meningococcemia is defined by blood culture(s) positive for Neisseria meningitidis, symptoms duration > 7 days, and neither meningitis nor shock on admission. This series of 26 consecutive...

Fulminant meningococcemia in adult caucasian male.

Meningococcal infection remains a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. Based on the sequence of pathophysiological mechanisms and the agent and host factors, a wide spectrum of presentations may ...

Fatal meningococcemia due to Neisseria meningitidis serogroup Y in a vaccinated child receiving eculizumab.

Life-threatening and fatal meningococcal infections have occurred in patients treated with eculizumab. Herein we describe an 11-year-old boy with atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome treated with eculiz...

Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

Intraocular infection caused mainly by pus-producing bacteria and rarely by fungi. The infection may be caused by an injury or surgical wound (exogenous) or by endogenous septic emboli in such diseases as bacterial endocarditis or meningococcemia.

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