PTX3 predicts severe disease in febrile patients at the emergency department.

@article{Kruif2010PTX3PS,
  title={PTX3 predicts severe disease in febrile patients at the emergency department.},
  author={Martijn D. de Kruif and Maarten Limper and Karlien Sierhuis and Jiri F. P. Wagenaar and C. Arnold Spek and Cecilia Garlanda and Alessia Cotena and Alberto Mantovani and Hugo Ten Cate and Pieter H. Reitsma and Eric van Gorp},
  journal={The Journal of infection},
  year={2010},
  volume={60 2},
  pages={122-7}
}
OBJECTIVES The long pentraxin PTX3 is a promising marker of disease severity in severely ill patients. In order to identify patients warranting critical care as quickly as possible, we investigated the value of PTX3 as a biomarker for disease severity in patients presenting with fever at the emergency department. METHODS Levels of PTX3 were measured in 211 febrile patients at the emergency and the levels were linked to markers of disease severity including admittance to a special care unit… CONTINUE READING

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