Time Course of C-Reactive Protein and Procalcitonin Levels During the Treatment of Acute Bacterial Skin Infections

@inproceedings{Jenkins2018TimeCO,
  title={Time Course of C-Reactive Protein and Procalcitonin Levels During the Treatment of Acute Bacterial Skin Infections},
  author={Timothy C. Jenkins and Jason S. Haukoos and Eleanor Cotton and David Weitzenkamp and Daniel N. Frank and William J. Burman},
  booktitle={Open forum infectious diseases},
  year={2018}
}
In a pilot study of 22 patients with an acute bacterial skin infection, serum levels of C-reactive protein and procalcitonin tended to be elevated at presentation and declined within 3-5 days of treatment. Further study of a biomarker-guided treatment strategy to reduce antibiotic overuse in skin infections is warranted.