Which biological markers may be used for the diagnosis and prognostication of bacterial pneumonia?

Updated: Sep 30, 2020
  • Author: Justina Gamache, MD; Chief Editor: Guy W Soo Hoo, MD, MPH  more...
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Over the past 10 years, great enthusiasm has been noted regarding the potential of biological markers, such as C-reactive protein (CRP) and procalcitonin (PCT), for the diagnosis and prognostication of pneumonia. PCT appears to be promising, especially as a prognosticator. [43]


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