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Comparison of procalcitonin with C-reactive protein, interleukin 6 and interferon-alpha for differentiation of bacterial vs. viral infections.

Comparison of procalcitonin with C-reactive protein, interleukin 6 and interferon-alpha for... Procalcitonin (PCT) concentration increases in bacterial infections but remains low in viral infections and inflammatory diseases. The change is rapid and the molecule is stable, making it a potentially useful marker for distinguishing between bacterial and viral infections. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Pediatric infectious disease journal Pubmed

Comparison of procalcitonin with C-reactive protein, interleukin 6 and interferon-alpha for differentiation of bacterial vs. viral infections.

The Pediatric infectious disease journal , Volume 18 (10): 7 – Nov 2, 1999

Comparison of procalcitonin with C-reactive protein, interleukin 6 and interferon-alpha for differentiation of bacterial vs. viral infections.


Abstract

Procalcitonin (PCT) concentration increases in bacterial infections but remains low in viral infections and inflammatory diseases. The change is rapid and the molecule is stable, making it a potentially useful marker for distinguishing between bacterial and viral infections.

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ISSN
0891-3668
DOI
10.1097/00006454-199910000-00008
pmid
10530583

Abstract

Procalcitonin (PCT) concentration increases in bacterial infections but remains low in viral infections and inflammatory diseases. The change is rapid and the molecule is stable, making it a potentially useful marker for distinguishing between bacterial and viral infections.

Journal

The Pediatric infectious disease journalPubmed

Published: Nov 2, 1999

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