Could procalcitonin be a predictive biological marker in systemic fungal infections?. Study of 14 cases.

@article{Christofilopoulou2002CouldPB,
  title={Could procalcitonin be a predictive biological marker in systemic fungal infections?. Study of 14 cases.},
  author={Sofia Christofilopoulou and Ekatherina Charvalos and George L. Petrikkos},
  journal={European journal of internal medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={13 8},
  pages={493-495}
}
BACKGROUND: Procalcitonin (PCT) is a recently described inflammatory marker that has been shown to increase significantly in patients with severe systemic bacterial infections or sepsis. Reports on the diagnostic and predictive value of PCT in systemic fungal infections are limited. METHODS: In order to evaluate the role of PCT in systemic mycosis, 14 patients (mean age 40 years) with proven or probable systemic fungal infections were investigated. Blood samples were collected on days 1, 3, 5… CONTINUE READING

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