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Diagnostic and Prognostic Value of Procalcitonin for Bacterial Infection in the Elderly

Nur Chandra Bunawan, Aulia Rizka.

Abstract
Bacterial infections in the elderly are deadly if late detected. Several age-related immunological changes make this population more prone to infection and have atypical presentation when infected. Biomarkers are commonly used to aid for diagnosis of bacterial infection in the elderly given their subtle clinical presentation. However, traditional biomarkers such as leukocyte, Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR), and C-Reactive Protein (CRP) lack specificity and some biomarkers level are influenced by medication use. Procalcitonin, a preprocalcitonin derivative, is found to be elevated in the presence of bacterial infection and not affected by immunosupresive drug. Procalcitonin is a promising marker for detecting bacterial infection in the elderly. This review try to describe the rationale and value of procalcitonin to diagnose and prognosticate bacterial infection in the elderly.

Key words: Procalcitonin, Elderly, Bacterial Infection, Diagnostic


 
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Bunawan NC, Rizka A, . Diagnostic and Prognostic Value of Procalcitonin for Bacterial Infection in the Elderly. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Procalcitonin-Bacterial-Infection


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Bunawan NC, Rizka A, . Diagnostic and Prognostic Value of Procalcitonin for Bacterial Infection in the Elderly. http://www.mdpub.net/?mno=67998 [Access: July 22, 2021]. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Procalcitonin-Bacterial-Infection


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Bunawan NC, Rizka A, . Diagnostic and Prognostic Value of Procalcitonin for Bacterial Infection in the Elderly. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Procalcitonin-Bacterial-Infection



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Bunawan NC, Rizka A, . Diagnostic and Prognostic Value of Procalcitonin for Bacterial Infection in the Elderly. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Procalcitonin-Bacterial-Infection



Harvard Style

Bunawan, N. C., Rizka, A. & (2021) Diagnostic and Prognostic Value of Procalcitonin for Bacterial Infection in the Elderly. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Procalcitonin-Bacterial-Infection



Turabian Style

Bunawan, Nur Chandra, Aulia Rizka, and . 2021. Diagnostic and Prognostic Value of Procalcitonin for Bacterial Infection in the Elderly. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Procalcitonin-Bacterial-Infection



Chicago Style

Bunawan, Nur Chandra, Aulia Rizka, and . "Diagnostic and Prognostic Value of Procalcitonin for Bacterial Infection in the Elderly." doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Procalcitonin-Bacterial-Infection



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Bunawan, Nur Chandra, Aulia Rizka, and . "Diagnostic and Prognostic Value of Procalcitonin for Bacterial Infection in the Elderly." doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Procalcitonin-Bacterial-Infection



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Bunawan, N. C., Rizka, A. & (2021) Diagnostic and Prognostic Value of Procalcitonin for Bacterial Infection in the Elderly. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Procalcitonin-Bacterial-Infection