[Procalcitonin as a predictor of bacteremia in pediatric patients with malignancies and febrile neutropenia].

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[Procalcitonin as a predictor of bacteremia in pediatric patients with malignancies and febrile neutropenia].

Klin Khir. 2015 Feb;(2):70-2

Authors: Aliyev DA, Vezirova ZSh, Geyusheva TF

Abstract
Dynamics of procalcitonin level was studied in 75 pediatric patients, in whom on back- ground of polychemotherapy conduction for oncological disease bacteremia and neutropenia have occurred. Determination of procalcitonin level as a rapidly reacting biomarker of generalized infectious process permits to establish its progression, to con- duct early diagnosis, to perform timely and adequate treatment measures.

PMID: 25985703 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]