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 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Journal Name: NOBEL MEDICUS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.116-119
  • Keywords: Procalcitonin, Brucella, Salmonella, bacteremia, DIAGNOSIS, CULTURE

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.