|LETTER TO EDITOR
|Year : 2019 | Volume
| Issue : 1 | Page : 116
Serum cytokines serve as predictors of thermal burn injuries
Beuy Joob1, Viroj Wiwanitkit2
1 Sanitation 1 Medical Academic Center, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Department of Community Medicine, Dr DY Patil University, Pune, Maharashtra, India; Department of Biological Science, Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ilara-Mokin, Nigeria; Department of Medical Science, Faculty of Medicine, University of Nis, Niš, Serbia; Department of Tropical Medicine, Hainan Medical University, Haikou, China
|Date of Web Publication||17-Jan-2020|
Dr. Beuy Joob
Sanitation 1 Medical Academic Center, Bangkok
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Joob B, Wiwanitkit V. Serum cytokines serve as predictors of thermal burn injuries. Indian J Burns 2019;27:116
We read the publication on “Could serum cytokines serve as predictors in outcome of thermal burn injuries” with a great interest. Babu et al. concluded that “cytokines could serve as predictors for the outcome of thermal burn injuries.” The determination of cytokines might be useful, but there are some concerns. First, the quality control of the laboratory analysis according to clinical pathology principle is necessary. Second, cytokine is not a good biomarker for the cases of burn in the elderly. In elderly patients with burn, the trend of low cytokine level is observed. The other basic biomarkers that might be useful as predictors are creatinine and blood urea nitrogen.
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| References|| |
Babu RJ, Karthikeyan G, Ponnambalam N. Could serum cytokines serve as predictors in outcome of thermal burn injuries. Indian J Burns 2017;25:18-22. [Full text]
Rehou S, Shahrokhi S, Thai J, Stanojcic M, Jeschke MG. Acute phase response in critically ill elderly burn patients. Crit Care Med 2019;47:201-9.