Elevation of procalcitonin level in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis and in medical staff with close patient contact


KANDEMIR O., ULUBA B., POLAT G., SEZER C., Camdeviren H. , KAYA A.

ARCHIVES OF MEDICAL RESEARCH, vol.34, no.4, pp.311-314, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0188-4409(03)00050-x
  • Title of Journal : ARCHIVES OF MEDICAL RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.311-314

Abstract

Background. Several studies have shown that serum procalcitonin levels increase conspicuously in acute and systemic inflammatory diseases. However, there is insufficient information concerning its activity in chronic infectious diseases such as tuberculosis. In this study, we aimed to assess serum level of procalcitonin in patients with active pulmonary tuberculosis and in medical staff at high risk due to close patient contact (high-risk staff).