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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 116

Serum cytokines serve as predictors of thermal burn injuries


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 Publication17-Jan-2020

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Dr. Beuy Joob
Sanitation 1 Medical Academic Center, Bangkok
Thailand
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijb.ijb_29_18

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Joob B, Wiwanitkit V. Serum cytokines serve as predictors of thermal burn injuries. Indian J Burns 2019;27:116

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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 Oct 31];27:116. Available from: https://www.ijburns.com/text.asp?2019/27/1/116/275904



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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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.  Back to cited text no. 1
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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.  Back to cited text no. 2
    




 

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