Is Pentraxin-3 a Stronger Marker of Inflammation than C-Reactive Protein in Chronic Kidney Disease?

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Gursu M., Aydin Z., Ozturk S., Karadag S., Uzun S., Erdogan Y. D., ...More

TURKISH NEPHROLOGY DIALYSIS AND TRANSPLANTATION JOURNAL, vol.23, no.2, pp.131-136, 2014 (ESCI) identifier identifier


OBJECTIVE : Pentraxin-3 (PTX-3) is elevated in uremic patients and related with albuminuria and endothelial dysfunction. We aimed to clarify the relationship of PTX-3 with inflammatory markers (hsCRP and IL-6) in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD).