Serum procalcitonin and C-reactive protein kinetics as indicators of treatment outcome in hospitalized patients with community-acquired pneumonia


Tasbakan M. S. , Gunduz C., Sayiner A., ÇİLLİ A., Celenk Karaboga B., Sakar Coskun A., ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.46, no.5, pp.1422-1427, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/sag-1507-20
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.1422-1427

Abstract

Background/aim: There has been growing interest in the use of serum procalcitonin (PCT) and C-reactive protein (CRP) in patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). The aim of this study was to investigate whether an assessment of fever, leukocyte count, and serum CRP and PCT levels on admission and during follow-up (day 3) provides any information about the clinical outcome in hospitalized patients with CAP.