Antithrombin III in the diagnosis of infection in febrile neutropenic patients

C C Kibbler, H G Prentice, P Noone
1988 Journal of Clinical Microbiology  
Antithrombin III levels in plasma were measured in 29 febrile neutropenic patients (31 episodes). They were lowest on day 2 in 62.5% of febrile patients and then increased or were normal in 81.3%. Low levels were present on day 2 in only 28.6% of patients with gram-negative infections, as compared with 33% of patients with doubtful infections.
doi:10.1128/jcm.26.10.2206-2208.1988 fatcat:5pyn4ouqr5ar3jezvt55vexkty