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A doctoral thesis in the Faculty of Science examines the early detection of pneumonia in children

A doctoral thesis in the Department of Biology, Faculty of Science,
examined the role of some biomarkers in children in predicting and
detecting pneumonia of the bacterial type.
The thesis submitted by the student, Rana Ahmed Najm, included the
study of a number of biomarkers, which are five proteins detected in the
serum of infected children: Procalcitonin, Prespsin, Progranillin,
Broadrenomedelin and STERM protein.
The thesis proved the relationship of these biomarkers with increased
inflammation and the preparation of neutrophils, neutrophils, monocytes
and platelets.
The thesis recommended using the biomarkers mentioned in the
laboratories of the Ministry of Health for early detection of pneumonia in
children.

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