A decision tree based on procalcitonin and C-reactive protein levels as a potential diagnostic tool to distinguish PFAPA flares from acute bacterial and viral infections


Results Statistical analysis with the use of C4.5 algorithm resulted in the following decision tree: viral infection if CRP≤19.1 mg/L; otherwise for cases with CRP>19.1 mg/L: PFAPA if PCT≤0.65 ng/mL, bacterial infection if PCT > 0.65 ng/mL. The rule was effective in 83.7% of the cases. Febrile episodes during PFAPA flares, bacterial and viral infections… (More)


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