Human vaccines & immunotherapeutics, vol.16, no.8, pp.1997-2002, 2020 (SCI-Expanded)
Introduction: Although there are studies about sepsis treatment in different age groups, data on immunoglobulin-M (IgM)-enriched intravenous immunoglobulin use in pediatric intensive care units (PICUs) are limited. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical features and prognoses of children receiving IgM-enriched intravenous immunoglobulin to treat sepsis, septic shock, and multi-organ failure. Method: We extracted data from the medical records of 254 children who received IgM-enriched intravenous immunoglobulin infusion (104 children for 3 days, 150 children for 5 days) in addition to standard treatment between 2010 and 2017. Results: When the 5-day vs. 3-day IgM-enriched immunoglobulin treatments were compared, the mortality rate was shown to be lower in patients who received the longer duration of treatment (p < .001). Better outcomes were observed among children with septic shock (p ). Conclusion: Our clinical work with 5-days IgM-enriched intravenous immunoglobulin may reveal a survival benefit of this treatment for children with septic shock.