Interpretation of the concentrations of procalcitonin during infectious and inflammatory processes

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The paper analyzes the most important clinical studies dealing with the measurement of procalcitonin concentrations in patients with lower respiratory tract infections or sepsis. Procalcitonin is a marker of bacterial infection, which is successfully used for diagnosis and antimicrobial therapy monitoring in patients with pneumonia or in septic states. The review presents the latest algorithms for interpreting the concentrations of procalcitonin in clinical practice.

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Интерпретация значений концентрации прокальцитонина при инфекционных воспалительных процессах. - Аннотация. В статье анализируются наиболее значимые в клиническом аспекте исследования, посвященные измерению концентраций прокальцитонина у больных с инфекциями нижних дыхательных путей или сепсисом. Прокальцитонин - маркер бактериальной инфекции, успешно применяемый для диагностики и контроля антимикробной терапии у больных пневмонией или при септических состояниях. В обзоре приводятся последние алгоритмы интерпретации значений концентрации прокальцитонина в клинической практике.

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