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Intensive Care Medicine

, Volume 32, Issue 4, pp 624–625 | Cite as

Nocturnal melatonin concentration is correlated with illness severity in patients with septic disease

  • Boris Perras
  • Volkhard Kurowski
  • Christoph Dodt
Correspondence

Keywords

Melatonin Severe Sepsis Illness Severity Melatonin Level Melatonin Concentration 
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© Springer-Verlag 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Boris Perras
    • 1
  • Volkhard Kurowski
    • 2
  • Christoph Dodt
    • 1
  1. 1.Campus Lübeck, Department of Internal Medicine IUniversity Hospital of Schleswig-HolsteinLübeckGermany
  2. 2.Campus Lübeck, Department of Internal Medicine IIUniversity Hospital of Schleswig-HolsteinLübeckGermany

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