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Braz J Infect Dis. 2003 Aug;7(4):241-4. Epub 2003 Dec 8.

C-reactive protein in the diagnosis of community-acquired pneumonia.

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Adolfo Lutz Institute, Child Institute of the Clinical Hospital of the Univesity of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.

Abstract

Qualitative determination of C-reactive protein (CRP) was evaluated as a diagnostic method for community-acquired pneumonia. Paired serum and pleural fluid samples from child patients were examined with a CRP test, compared to bacterial cultures, counterimmunoelectrophoresis and immunoassay. The CRP test gave excellent parameters of sensitivity, specificity and predictive values for the diagnosis of bacterial pneumonia.

PMID:
14533984
DOI:
10.1590/s1413-86702003000400003
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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