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, cilt.34, ss.311-314, 2003 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 34 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2003
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/s0188-4409(03)00050-x
  • Dergi Adı: ARCHIVES OF MEDICAL RESEARCH
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.311-314

Özet

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).