Importance of NOD2/CARD15 gene variants for susceptibility to and outcome of sepsis in Turkish children

Tekin D., DALGIC N., Kayaalti Z., Soylemezoglu T., Diler B., KUTLUBAY B. I.

PEDIATRIC CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE, vol.13, no.2, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Objective: Severe sepsis remains a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in children. Given the link to pathogenesis, polymorphisms in genes involved in infection and inflammation may influence the outcomes in patients with sepsis and septic shock. The role of mutations within the innate immunity receptor NOD2/CARD15 has recently been demonstrated as a risk factor for bacteremia and mortality in adult patients with sepsis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of mutations of the NOD2/CARD15 gene in pediatric patients with sepsis.