Procalcitonin Predicts Response to Beta-Lactam Treatment in Hospitalized Children with Community-Acquired Pneumonia

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BACKGROUND Antibiotic treatment of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in children remains mostly empirical because clinical and paraclinical findings poorly discriminate the principal causes of CAP. Fast response to beta-lactam treatment can be considered a proxy of pneumococcal aetiology. We aimed to identify the best biological predictor of response to… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0036927

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@inproceedings{Cohen2012ProcalcitoninPR, title={Procalcitonin Predicts Response to Beta-Lactam Treatment in Hospitalized Children with Community-Acquired Pneumonia}, author={J{\'e}r{\'e}mie F Cohen and Alexander Leis and Thibault Lecarpentier and Josette Raymond and Dominique Gendrel and Martin Chalumeau}, booktitle={PloS one}, year={2012} }