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IL-6 and other biomarkers as predictors of severity in COVID-19




Julkaisun tekijät: Broman N, Rantasärkkä K, Feuth T, Valtonen M, Waris M, Hohenthal U, Rintala E, Karlsson A, Marttila H, Peltola V, Vuorinen T, Oksi J

Kustantaja: Taylor & Francis

Julkaisuvuosi: 2021

Journal: Annals of Medicine

Tietokannassa oleva lehden nimi: Annals of medicine

Lehden akronyymi: Ann Med

Volyymi: 53

Julkaisunumero: 1

Sivujen määrä: 3

ISSN: 0785-3890

eISSN: 1365-2060

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07853890.2020.1840621

Rinnakkaistallenteen osoite: https://research.utu.fi/converis/portal/detail/Publication/51268299


Tiivistelmä

Objective

Cytokine release syndrome is suggested to be the most important mechanism triggering acute respiratory distress syndrome and end organ damage in COVID-19. The severity of disease may be measured by different biomarkers.

Methods

We studied markers of inflammation and coagulation as recorded in 29 patients on admission to the hospital in order to identify markers of severe COVID-19 and need of ICU.

Results

Patients who were eventually admitted to ICU displayed significantly higher serum levels of interleukin-6 (IL-6), C-reactive protein (CRP), and procalcitonin. No statistical differences were found between the groups in median levels of lymphocytes, D-dimer or ferritin.

Conclusions

IL-6 and CRP were the strongest predictors of severity in hospitalized patients with COVID-19.


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