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Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2012 Nov;67(11):1321-5.

Biomarkers in community-acquired pneumonia: a state-of-the-art review.

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Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Hospital de ClĂ­nicas de Porto Alegre, Departamento de Medicina Interna, Porto Alegre/RS, Brazil. reseligman@hcpa.ufrgs.br

Abstract

Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) exhibits mortality rates, between 20% and 50% in severe cases. Biomarkers are useful tools for searching for antibiotic therapy modifications and for CAP diagnosis, prognosis and follow-up treatment. This non-systematic state-of-the-art review presents the biological and clinical features of biomarkers in CAP patients, including procalcitonin, C-reactive protein, copeptin, pro-ANP (atrial natriuretic peptide), adrenomedullin, cortisol and D-dimers.

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PMC3488993
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