The uselessness of procalcitonin in the diagnosis of focal bacterial central nervous system infection

Takayuki Hoshina, Tomoko Takimoto, Etsuro Nanishi, Hisanori Nishio, Koichi Kusuhara, Toshiro Hara

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Abstract

We investigated the utility of procalcitonin in early diagnosis of bacterial central nervous system (CNS) infection. Serum procalcitonin level was markedly elevated in the patients with systemic meningitis but not in the patients with brain abscess and subdural empyema. Procalcitonin may be useless to diagnose focal bacterial CNS infection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)620-622
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Infection and Chemotherapy
Volume21
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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