Link to Pubmed [PMID] – 19519945
Crit Care 2009;13(3):152
Sterile or non-infectious inflammation and severe infection are accompanied by very similar events. Damage (or danger)-associated molecular patterns and pathogen-associated molecular patterns trigger the release of inflammatory mediators and modulate the expression of cell surface receptors. The increased expression on monocytes and neutrophils of triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells 1 is a hallmark of both infectious and non-infectious inflammation.