Clinical relevance of a CD4+ T cell immune function assay in the diagnosis of infection in pediatric living-donor liver transplantation.

Clinical relevance of a CD4+ T cell immune function assay in the diagnosis of infection in pediatric living-donor liver transplantation. Exp Ther Med. 2019 Nov;18(5):3823-3828 Authors: Liu W, Wang K, Zhao YH, Song GP, Gao W, Li DH Abstract The aim of the present study was to investigate the potential of the Immuknow immune cell function assay for the diagnosis of infection after pediatric living-donor liver transplantation (LDLT). Based on clinical data obtained following liver transplantation, 66 patients were divided into infection (n=28) and non-infection (n=38) groups. The following factors were considered in the present analysis: Primary disease, lymphocyte count, tacrolimus plasma concentration/dose (C0/D) ratio, CD4+ T lymphocyte ATP levels, at pre-transplant stage and at weeks 1-4, and 2 and 3 months post-transplant. The CD4+ T lymphocyte ATP values were plotted in a receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve. The CD4+ T lymphocyte ATP value of the infection group was significantly lower compared with that of the non-infection group (188.6±93.5 vs. 424.4±198.1 ng/ml, respectively; P
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research

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