Total Antioxidant Capacity and C-Reactive Protein Levels in Patients with Community-Acquired Pneumonia


Bircan A. , SUETCUE R., GOEKIRMAK M., HICYILMAZ H., AKKAYA A. , OEZTUERK O.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.38, no.6, pp.537-544, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.537-544

Abstract

Aims: The aim of this study was to evaluate the oxidative stress measured by serum total antioxidant capacity (TAC) and malondialdehyde (MDA) in patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), and to evaluate their possible correlation with the serum C-reactive protein (CRP) and pneumonia severity index (PSI).