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DE LOS SANTOS, Ernesto et al. Reactive Protein C as a predictor of the course of Community-Acquired Acute Pneumonia. Arch. Med Int [online]. 2013, vol.35, n.3, pp.76-79. ISSN 0250-3816.

C-reactive protein is a biomarker sensitive, specific and good predictor of treatment failure in pneumonia. Worldwide there are controversial positions on their usefulness. In our country is not studies reported to respect. The purpose of our work was to try to predict the evolution of community acute pneumonia. All patients diagnosed with CAP admitted to Spanish Hospital during June and July 2012 were dosed RcP levels at 24 and 72 hours of starting treatment. We were able to correlate a good performance with reduced RcP levels by 25% (Δ RcP). We also observed that elevated RcP levels correlate with leukocytosis and CURB65 score. We conclude that RcP is a biomarker for easy access and good predictor of the development of the CAP.

Keywords : Reactive C Protein; Comunity Aquired Pneumonia; evolution.

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