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Indian Journal of Microbiology Research

Biomarkers improves prognostic and mortality prediction in pneumonia

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Author Details: D Danis Vijay,S Jayanthi*,N Meenakshi

Volume : 5

Issue : 4

Online ISSN : 2394-5478

Print ISSN : 2394-546X

Article First Page : 430

Article End Page : 435


Pneumonia exhibits mortality rates, between 20% and 50% in severe cases. Biomarkers are useful tools for antibiotic therapy modifications as well as diagnosis, prognosis and follow-up treatment of pneumonia. This review presents the biological and clinical features of various biomarkers in Pneumonia patients, including C-reactive protein, Procalcitonin, Coceptin, D-dimers, MRpro-ADM, (Mid-regional pro adrenomedullin), Corisol, Endothelin-1, Soluble Triggering Receptor Expressed on Myeloid Cells-1 (sTREM-1), Adrenomedullin, Endotoxin, Mid regional Pro-Atrial Natriuretic Peptide (MR-proANP), TNF-? Polymorphisms, Pentraxin 3.

Keywords: Pneumonia, Community-acquired, Hospital-acquired, Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), Biomarkers, Point of care testing.

Doi :-https://doi.org/10.18231/2394-5478.2018.0089