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Case Study | Differential Diagnosis: Is it bacterial infection or something else?
Learn how procalcitonin was used to aid to differentiate a bacterial infection in this case study.
Case Study | Hemodialysis, Bacterial Pneumonia and Antibiotic De-escalation
Learn how procalcitonin was used for de-escalating antibiotics in a patient on hemodialysis.
Case Study | Sepsis: When Can I Safely Stop Antibiotics?
Learn how procalcitonin was used to aid antibiotic discontinuation in a patient with a bacterial infection that led to sepsis in this case study.
Case Study | Heart Failure vs. Bacterial Pneumonia
PCT provides insight into the likelihood of systemic bacteria
Case Study | Lower Respiratory Tract Infection (LRTI): Is it Viral or Bacterial?
Differentiating bacterial from viral infection can be challenging
Case Study | COVID-19 Positive, Rule-out Bacterial Pneumonia
Learn how procalcitonin was used to assess for bacterial co-infection in a COVID-19+ patient in this case study.
Case Study | Post-op: PCT decline reflects host response to antibiotics
Learn how procalcitonin reflects the host response in a post-op patient in this case study.
Case Study | Chronic Renal Failure: Rule out peritonitis, peritoneal dialysis
Learn how procalcitonin was used to de-escalate antibiotics in a patient on peritoneal dialysis.
Case Study | Stopping Empirical Antibiotics in COVID-19 Patients
Learn how procalcitonin can be used to aid in stopping empirical antibiotics in COVID-19 patients in this case study.
Case Study | Secondary Complications Due to Unnecessary Antibiotic Use
Learn how PCT can aid in preventing dangerous overuse of antibiotics in the elderly.