KL-6 in acute lung injury: Will it leave its mark?

Murali Shyamsundar, Danny F. McAuley*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Studies have indicated that measuring biochemical measures of epithelial injury in plasma and alveolar fluid may be useful in predicting outcome in acute lung injury. The present commentary briefly reviews the evidence supporting the use of these biochemical biomarkers of epithelial injury in acute lung injury, and in particular KL-6, as well as their limitations. The article additionally proposes the need for physiological markers of epithelial function to complement current biochemical biomarkers.

Original languageEnglish
Article number121
JournalCritical Care
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 31 Mar 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine


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