VASILEIOS SKOURAS, EUAGGELOS BOULTADAKIS, DIMITRIOS NIKOULIS, VLASIS POLYCHRONOPOULOS, ZOE DANIIL, IOANNIS KALOMENIDIS and KONSTANTINOS I. GOURGOULIANIS Prognostic value of C-reactive protein in parapneumonic effusions Respirology 17
Article first published online: 24 JAN 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2011.02078.x
The accuracy of classical prognostic markers in patients with PPE is not ideal. When used in combination with classical biomarkers, CRP levels may be used to aid decision-making in the treatment of patients with non-purulent PPE, whereas serum CRP may be useful for predicting residual pleural thickening in these patients.
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