2011 Volume 50 Issue 6 Pages 597-600
Systemic capillary leak syndrome (SCLS) is a life-threatening disorder which presents with periodic episodes of hypovolemic shock, due to plasma leakage to the extra-vascular space reflected by accompanying hypoalbuminemia, hemoconcentration and edema often with associated monoclonal gammopathy. We describe a 28-year-old woman with SCLS who required aggressive fluid resuscitation and was successfully treated with corticosteroid, terbutaline, and theophylline. At exacerbation, the levels of serum granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) were increased. Thus, G-CSF might play an important role and can be a useful biomarker for the severity of attacks in SCLS.