How should procalcitonin and C-reactive protein levels be interpreted in haemodialysis patients?


Demir N. A. , Sumer S., Celik G., Afsar R. , Demir L. S. , Ural O.

INTERNAL MEDICINE JOURNAL, vol.48, no.10, pp.1222-1228, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 48 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/imj.13952
  • Title of Journal : INTERNAL MEDICINE JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.1222-1228

Abstract

Background: Procalcitonin (PCT) and C-reactive protein (CRP) are used most widely in the diagnosis/treatment of bacterial infections. These are not infection-specific and may also show increases in other inflammation-causing cases.