DETERMINATION OF PROCALCITONIN LEVELS IN BRUCELLA AND SALMONELLA BACTEREMIA


KAKLIKKAYA N. , BAYRAMOĞLU G. , BURUK K., TOSUN İ. , AYDIN F.

NOBEL MEDICUS, vol.9, no.3, pp.116-119, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Title of Journal : NOBEL MEDICUS
  • Page Numbers: pp.116-119

Abstract

Objective: Elevated serum procalcitonin levels are of diagnostic value in most systemic bacterial infections, especially sepsis. However, there are insufficient data on the use of serum procalcitonin levels in the diagnosis of Brucella and Salmonella bacteremia. The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic value of the serum procalcitonin test for Brucella and Salmonella bacteremia.