Int J Infect Dis 2020 Apr 25;93:367-374. Epub 2020 Feb 25.
Department of PICU, Ministry of Education Key Laboratory of Child Development and Disorders, Children's Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, 136 Zhongshan No. 2 Road, Yu Zhong District, Chongqing 400014, China; National Clinical Research Center for Child Health and Disorders, China International Science and Technology Cooperation Base of Child Development and Critical Disorders, 136 Zhongshan No. 2 Road, Yu Zhong District, Chongqing 400014, China; Chongqing Key Laboratory of Child Infection and Immunity, 136 Zhongshan No. 2 Road, Yu Zhong District, Chongqing 400014, China. Electronic address:
Objective: Severe hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) is associated with high mortality in children, and persistent sympathetic activation is a common presentation. The aim of this study was to prospectively investigate serum chromogranin A (CHGA) levels and their prognostic role in this condition.
Methods: Serum CHGA, creatine kinase myocardial band (CK-MB), serum D-dimer, norepinephrine, blood glucose, lactate, and C-reactive protein levels, white blood cell (WBC) counts, usage of vasopressors, pediatric risk of mortality Ⅲ (PRISM-Ⅲ) scores, and viral etiology were measured upon pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) admission. Read More