Is serum procalcitonin level a reliable indicator in early diagnosis of congenital pneumonia?


Bozkaya D. , YİĞİT Ş. , YURDAKÖK M.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, cilt.61, ss.34-39, 2019 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 61 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.24953/turkjped.2019.01.006
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.34-39

Özet

The clinical signs in congenital pneumonia mimic other conditions like transient tachypnea of the newborn (TTN) and respiratory distress syndrome (RDS). Differential diagnosis is difficult since laboratory findings have limited value. Procalcitonin (PCT) is an important and widely studied marker of infection. The aim of this study was to determine the diagnostic value of PCT in newborn patients hospitalized in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with the diagnosis of congenital pneumonia.