“Sepsis is the most preventable cause of death”, and every hour it is not diagnosed will increase the probability it will kill the patient by 7%, so recognising the early signs and symptoms is therefore crucial. Because HBP (heparin binding protein), also known as cationic antimicrobial protein of 37kDa (CAP37) and azurocidin, directly contributes to the maintenance and progression of inflammation, Christine Leiper from Onorach explains that it is a potential diagnostic marker for the assessment of patients at risk of sepsis and should be studied further in large-scale clinical studies.

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