Procalcitonin as a parameter of disease severity and risk of mortality in patients with Plasmodium falciparum malaria.

@article{Chiwakata2001ProcalcitoninAA,
  title={Procalcitonin as a parameter of disease severity and risk of mortality in patients with Plasmodium falciparum malaria.},
  author={Collins Batsirai Chiwakata and Ch. Manegold and Lars Boenicke and I Waase and C J{\"u}lch and Manfred Dietrich},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2001},
  volume={183 7},
  pages={1161-4}
}
The serum levels of procalcitonin (PCT) in Plasmodium falciparum malaria were evaluated for clinical significance in 66 nonimmune and semi-immune patients. Of the 66 patients, 36 had uncomplicated malaria, 24 had severe and complicated malaria, and 6 had fatal malaria (5 from previous studies). Pretreatment PCT concentrations were closely correlated with… CONTINUE READING