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dc.titleProcalcitonin in severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)
dc.contributor.authorChua, A.P.
dc.contributor.authorLee, K.H.
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-13T05:33:25Z
dc.date.available2016-12-13T05:33:25Z
dc.date.issued2004-05
dc.identifier.citationChua, A.P., Lee, K.H. (2004-05). Procalcitonin in severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). Journal of Infection 48 (4) : 303-306. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
dc.identifier.issn01634453
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/132523
dc.description.abstractObjective and methods. The role of procalcitonin (PCT) in severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) has not been highlighted so far. We described retrospectively eight cases of sepsis from pneumonia of various microbiological aetiologies including two due to SARS, compared their PCT concentrations and provided further descriptors of SARS as a viral pneumonia. Results. Like any viral pneumonia, patients with SARS had low PCT levels in contrast to bacterial or fungal pneumonia. Conclusions. In the setting of pneumonia with a finding of low PCT, testing for SARS should be considered, especially if there is a positive travel or contact history. During a SARS epidemic, we also strongly advocate isolating all suspected community acquired pneumonia with a Low PCT level. © 2004 Published by Elsevier Ltd on behalf of The British Infection Society.
dc.description.urihttp://libproxy1.nus.edu.sg/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jinf.2004.01.015
dc.sourceScopus
dc.subjectPneumonia
dc.subjectProcalcitonin (PCT)
dc.subjectSevere acute respiratory
dc.subjectSyndrome (SARS)
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentMEDICINE
dc.description.sourcetitleJournal of Infection
dc.description.volume48
dc.description.issue4
dc.description.page303-306
dc.description.codenJINFD
dc.identifier.isiut000221147200002
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