[The value of serum procalcitonin in treatment of community acquired pneumonia in outpatient].

@article{Long2009TheVO,
  title={[The value of serum procalcitonin in treatment of community acquired pneumonia in outpatient].},
  author={Wei Long and Xing-Qi Deng and Jian-guo Tang and Juan Xie and Yi-cui Zhang and Yu Zhang and Yu-Yao Gao and Gang Lu},
  journal={Zhonghua nei ke za zhi},
  year={2009},
  volume={48 3},
  pages={216-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the value of serum procalcitonin (PCT) on antibiotic use in treatment of community acquired pneumonia (CAP) in outpatient. METHODS From November 2006 to February 2008, a total of 127 patients with CAP in outpatient were randomly assigned into two groups: PCT group (n = 63) and control group (n = 64). PCT levels of all patients were measured after study admission. On the base of similarly normal treatment, the control group received antibiotics according to the attending… CONTINUE READING

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