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The status of serum procalcitonin in pulmonary tuberculosis and nontuberculosis pulmonary disease

(2009) The status of serum procalcitonin in pulmonary tuberculosis and nontuberculosis pulmonary disease. J Pak Med Assoc. pp. 647-8. ISSN 0030-9982 (Print) 0030-9982

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Abstract

Procalcitonin (PCT) is a marker of the inflammatory response to infection. In the present study the serum PCT of 46 pulmonary tuberculosis patients, 46 non-tuberculosis pulmonary disease and 46 healthy subjects were analyzed using semiquantitative PCT-Q kit. All healthy individuals (100) were negative regarding PCT. Using cut-off value of 0.5 ng/ml, The sensitivity, specificity positive predictive value and negative predictive value for serum PCT in distinguishing tuberculous from nontuberculous pulmonary disease were 36.9, 63.1, 50 and 50, respectively. According to our results the serum PCT is not a reliable marker for diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis due to low sensitivity and specificity.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Adult Aged Aged, 80 and over Calcitonin/*blood Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide Case-Control Studies Female Humans Lung Diseases/*blood Male Middle Aged Protein Precursors/*blood Sensitivity and Specificity Tuberculosis, Pulmonary/*blood Young Adult
Page Range: pp. 647-8
Journal or Publication Title: J Pak Med Assoc
Journal Index: Pubmed
Volume: 59
Number: 9
ISSN: 0030-9982 (Print) 0030-9982
Depositing User: خانم مهدیه رضائی پور
URI: http://eprints.zaums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2975

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