Monitoring procalcitonin is of value in acute pancreatitis

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7459.232-b (Published 22 July 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:232
  1. David Bihari (biharid@aol.com), associate professor
  1. University of New South Wales Lismore Base Hospital, Lismore, NSW 2480, Australia

    EDITOR—In their discussion of the important issue of antibiotic prophylaxis in acute pancreatitis, I was surprised that O'Reilly and Kingsnorth made no mention of monitoring the plasma concentration of procalcitonin.1 A considerable literature now exists, establishing the …

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