Cut-off value of D-dimer in pulmonary thromboembolism and pneumonia


Karalezli A., Hasanoğlu H. C. , Kaya S., Babaloğlu E., Açıkgöz Z. C. , KANBAY A. , et al.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, cilt.39, ss.687-692, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 39 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3906/sag-0903-9
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.687-692

Özet

Aim: The differential diagnosis of pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE) and pneumonia remains difficult in emergency rooms. High D-dimer levels in the pneumonia may be misdiagnosed as PTE on the basis of similar clinical, radiological, and laboratory findings. Since D-dimer elevation may also be seen in pneumonia cases, the comparison of D-dimer values in patients diagnosed as pneumonia and PTE, in order to determine a cut-off value between the 2 diseases, was aimed in this study.