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Diagnostic Value of Procalcitonin in ANCA-Associated Vasculitis (AAV) to Differentiate Between Disease Activity, Infection and Drug Hypersensitivity.

Authors
  • Herrmann, K1
  • Schinke, S2
  • Csernok, E2
  • Moosig, F2
  • Holle, J U2
  • 1 Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine III, University Medical Center Carl Gustav Carus at the TU Dresden, Dresden, Germany ; Department of Rheumatology, Klinikum Bad Bramstedt, Germany. , (Germany)
  • 2 Department of Rheumatology, Klinikum Bad Bramstedt, Germany. , (Germany)
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Open Rheumatology Journal
Publisher
Bentham Science
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2015
Volume
9
Pages
71–76
Identifiers
DOI: 10.2174/1874312901409010071
PMID: 26535070
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

In contrast to previous studies using semiquantitative PCT assays, the KRYPTOR performs better with respect to discrimination of infection from active AAV. In all patients assessed with active AAV (and without infection) PCT levels remained below the PCT reference limit (0.5 ng/ml) for infections. Drug hypersensitivity seems to be an important differential diagnosis in the setting of elevated CRP and PCT in patients who receive azathioprine.

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