Can procalcitonin be used to distinguish between disease flare and infection in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus: a systematic literature review

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Distinction between infection and febrile disease flare in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is fundamental but often difficult to make, because clinical presentation can be similar. A systematic review of all articles indexed in PubMed through October 2013 was performed, in order to examine the potential role of procalcitonin (PCT) for the… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10067-014-2738-4

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@article{Serio2014CanPB, title={Can procalcitonin be used to distinguish between disease flare and infection in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus: a systematic literature review}, author={Ilaria Serio and Laurent Arnaud and Alexis Mathian and Pierre Hausfater and Zahir Amoura}, journal={Clinical Rheumatology}, year={2014}, volume={33}, pages={1209-1215} }