This section considers studies of general medicine and surgical intervention in children and adolescents.
YKL-40 levels are associated with disease severity and prognosis of viral pneumonia, but not available in bacterial pneumonia in children
Viral pneumonia is the main type of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in children. YKL-40, a chitinase-like protein, is regarded as a biomarker of the degree of inflammation.
Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:381