Articles in "procalcitonin"

Serum Procalcitonin Can Help to Differentiate CHF from Pneumonia in ED Patients Complaining of Dyspnea

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

Two studies suggest that a serum procalcitonin level of 0.10-ng/mL or higher suggests pneumonia over heart failure as the cause of acute dyspnea in ED patients requiring hospitalization.