[Diagnostic value of a new procalcitonin cord sample-guided algorithm to manage newborns suspected of early-onset infection].

Abstract

BACKGROUND Diagnosis of early neonatal infection remains an emergency. Since clinical symptoms and biological markers are neither sensitive nor specific, many newborns suspected of infection undergo biological analysis and empirical antibiotic treatment while awaiting results. Recent studies underline the benefit of using procalcitonin (PCT) to… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.arcped.2013.06.020

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