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Guidelines for Using Serum Procalcitonin Concentration to Treat Sepsis

Purpose:

To use the serum procalcitonin concentration to guide antibiotic therapy in a patient who is critically ill and septic.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Clinical Pharmacology

Objective:

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ICD-10:

A40, A41, A49.9

Description:

Nobre et al used the serum procalcitonin (PCT) to help guide antibiotic therapy for a septic patient. This can shorten the duration of antbiotic therapy and the hospital stay without affecting patient safety. The authors are from the University of Geneva.

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