Clinical value of cystatin c determination in children with lymphoma


Koksal Y., Varan A., Hascelik G. , Buyukpamukcu M.

BRATISLAVA MEDICAL JOURNAL-BRATISLAVSKE LEKARSKE LISTY, vol.112, no.4, pp.192-195, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 112 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Title of Journal : BRATISLAVA MEDICAL JOURNAL-BRATISLAVSKE LEKARSKE LISTY
  • Page Numbers: pp.192-195

Abstract

Cystatin, a proteinase inhibitor, is involved in the intracellular catabolism of proteins. We investigated the change in concentration of serum Cystatin C (CysC) in children with lymphomas and its diagnostic utility. Twenty-eight newly diagnosed patients with lymphoma were included in this study. The male/female ratio was 20/8, with a median age of 8.5 years (range 3-17 years). Thirteen patients had Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL) and 15 had non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). Cystatin C concentration was determined at the time of diagnosis and during remission.