Nasopharyngeal lactate dehydrogenase concentrations predict bronchiolitis severity in a prospective multicenter emergency department study Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Bronchiolitis
  • L-Lactate Dehydrogenase
  • Nasopharynx

abstract

  • We reexamined the finding of an inverse relationship between values of nasopharyngeal lactate dehydrogenase, a marker of the innate immune response, and bronchiolitis severity. In a prospective, multicenter study of 258 children, we found in a multivariable model that higher nasopharyngeal lactate dehydrogenase values in young children with bronchiolitis were independently associated with a decreased risk of hospitalization.

publication date

  • July 2012

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC3375381

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/INF.0b013e3182565eae

PubMed ID

  • 22517336

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 767

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 31

number

  • 7