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Titolo:
CRP LEVELS IN AUTOIMMUNE-DISEASE CAN BE SPECIFIED BY MEASUREMENT OF PROCALCITONIN
Autore:
SCHWENGER V; SIS J; BREITBART A; ANDRASSY K;
Indirizzi:
UNIV HEIDELBERG,MED KLIN,BERGHEIMER STR 56A D-69115 HEIDELBERG GERMANY MED POLIKLIN HEIDELBERG D-69115 HEIDELBERG GERMANY
Titolo Testata:
Infection
fascicolo: 5, volume: 26, anno: 1998,
pagine: 274 - 276
SICI:
0300-8126(1998)26:5<274:CLIACB>2.0.ZU;2-5
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
BACTERIAL-INFECTION; VASCULITIS;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Science Citation Index Expanded
Citazioni:
14
Recensione:
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Citazione:
V. Schwenger et al., "CRP LEVELS IN AUTOIMMUNE-DISEASE CAN BE SPECIFIED BY MEASUREMENT OF PROCALCITONIN", Infection, 26(5), 1998, pp. 274-276

Abstract

Autoimmune diseases (AID) are prone to infection particularly under immunosuppression. The differentiation of infection from active AID is often difficult. In order to specify; the diagnostic value of measurement of procalcitonin (PCT) in AID 81 patients with anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-positive vasculitis were analyzed, 27 with rheumatoid arthritis and 25 patients with systemic lupus erythematosus at various stages of the disease. Although PCT levels (95th percentile)were below 0.5 ng/ml in patients with active systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis, the cutoff for normal values (95th percentile) in patients with active ANCA-positive vasculitis was 0.89, Therefore PCT levels of < 1 ng/ml are recommended as cutoff for invasive infections in patients with ANCA-positive vasculitis. In view of the increased mortality under immunosuppression in patients with AID and additional bacterial infection the measurement of PCT is helpful when aninfectious origin is suspected.

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