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Algorithm of Schuetz et al for Using the Serum Procalcitonin Concentration to Guide Antibiotic Therapy: Moderate Risk Pneumonia

Purpose:

To manage a patient with a moderate risk pneumonia using the algorithm of Scheutz et al and the serum procalcitonin.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Clinical Pharmacology

Objective:

response to therapy

ICD-10:

A41

Description:

Schuetz et al developed algorithms for guiding antibiotic therapy in various situations using the serum procalcitonin concentration. The authors are from Harvard School of Public Health, Massachusetts General Hospital and McMaster University.

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