Procalcitonin (PCT) and C-reactive Protein (CRP) as severe systemic infection markers in febrile neutropenic adults

@article{Massaro2007ProcalcitoninA,
  title={Procalcitonin (PCT) and C-reactive Protein (CRP) as severe systemic infection markers in febrile neutropenic adults},
  author={Karin SR Massaro and S{\'i}lvia Figueiredo Costa and Claudio Leone and Dalton AF Chamone},
  journal={BMC Infectious Diseases},
  year={2007},
  volume={7},
  pages={137 - 137}
}
BACKGROUND Procalcitonin (PCT) is an inflammatory marker that has been used as indicator of severe bacterial infection. We evaluated the concentrations of PCT as a marker for systemic infection compared to C-reactive protein (CRP) in patients neutropenic febrile. METHODS 52 adult patients were enrolled in the study. Blood sample was collected in order to determine the serum concentrations of PCT, CRP and other hematological parameters at the onset of fever. The patients were divided into 2… CONTINUE READING