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Title:Prokalcitonin v klinični praksi
Authors:Jereb, Matjaž (Author)
Derganc, Metka (Author)
Kremžar, Boriana (Author)
Kitanovski, Lidija (Author)
Tipology:1.04 - Professional Article
Organisation:Logo OI - Institute of Oncology
Keywords:prokalcitonin, vnetja, bakterijske okužbe
Year of publishing:2009
COBISS_ID:26455001 Link is opened in a new window
ISSN on article:1408-1741
OceCobissID:65324032 Link is opened in a new window
Note:Soavtorji: M. Derganc, B. Kremžar in L. Kitanovski; BSDOCID148805;
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Title:Procalcitonin in clinical practice
Abstract:Procalcitonin (PCT) is increasingly recognized as an important diagnostic tool in clinical practice. High plasma levels are observed in patients with severe sepsis or septic shock; moreover, there is a good correlation between PCT, inflammation activity and severity of sepsis. Local limited bacterial infections induce only a slight increase of PCT serum concentration. On the other hand, viral infections, neoplastic and autoimmune disorders usually do not have any influence on PCT serum level. Non-specific induction of PCT synthesis may occur after major surgery, multiple trauma or in newborn infants during the first days of life. Determination of PCT has diagnostic, prognostic and in some situations also therapeutic value.