Bacteremia and MR-proANP changes in mild community-acquired pneumonia.


BACKGROUND Mid-regional pro-atrial natriuretic peptide (MR-proANP) increases with severity in community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). We investigated whether changes of MR-proANP correlated to bacteremia. METHODS 392 adult patients with CAP visiting emergency department from a prospective observational multicenter study. RESULTS MR-proANP levels increased… (More)
DOI: 10.3109/1354750X.2011.620629