Indian Journal of Burns

LETTER TO EDITOR
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 27  |  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

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Beuy Joob
Sanitation 1 Medical Academic Center, Bangkok
Thailand




How to cite this article:
Joob B, Wiwanitkit V. Serum cytokines serve as predictors of thermal burn injuries.Indian J Burns 2019;27:116-116


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Joob B, Wiwanitkit V. Serum cytokines serve as predictors of thermal burn injuries. Indian J Burns [serial online] 2019 [cited 2020 Sep 20 ];27:116-116
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Dear Editor,

We read the publication on “Could serum cytokines serve as predictors in outcome of thermal burn injuries” with a great interest.[1] Babu et al. concluded that “cytokines could serve as predictors for the outcome of thermal burn injuries.”[1] 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.[2] The other basic biomarkers that might be useful as predictors are creatinine and blood urea nitrogen.[2]

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References

1Babu RJ, Karthikeyan G, Ponnambalam N. Could serum cytokines serve as predictors in outcome of thermal burn injuries. Indian J Burns 2017;25:18-22.
2Rehou 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.