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[Procalcitonin for early diagnosis of bacteraemia in children with cancer].

Authors
  • Chawes, Bo Lund
  • Rechnitzer, Catherine
  • Schmiegelow, Kjeld
  • Tvede, Michael
Type
Published Article
Journal
Ugeskrift for laeger
Publication Date
Jan 08, 2007
Volume
169
Issue
2
Pages
138–142
Identifiers
PMID: 17227662
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

These results show the potential usefulness of PCT as an early indicator for bacteraemia in febrile children with cancer and furthermore indicate that PCT may be more sensitive than CRP in the assessment of the cause of fever in these children.

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