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Title: Procalcitonin and C-reactive protein in hospitalized adult patients with community-acquired pneumonia or exacerbation of asthma or COPD.
Authors: Bafadhel, M
Clark, TW
Reid, C
Medina, MJ
Batham, S
Barer, MR
Nicholson, KG
Brightling, CE
First Published: Jun-2011
Citation: CHEST, 2011, 139 (6), pp. 1410-1418
Abstract: Antibiotic overuse in respiratory illness is common and is associated with drug resistance and hospital-acquired infection. Biomarkers that can identify bacterial infections may reduce antibiotic prescription. We aimed to compare the usefulness of the biomarkers procalcitonin and C-reactive protein (CRP) in patients with pneumonia or exacerbations of asthma or COPD.
DOI Link: 10.1378/chest.10-1747
eISSN: 1931-3543
Type: Journal Article
Appears in Collections:Published Articles, Dept. of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation

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