Predicting Prognosis in Infective Endocarditis

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Predicting Prognosis in Infective Endocarditis

Conclusions


Appropriate biomarkers for predicting prognosis in IE would be helpful for optimal management of this disease and rational resource allocation. This study shows that PCT is a possible predictor of poor prognosis. Measurement of PCT, CRP, and WBC however do not allow an individual prediction of microbial etiology of IE.

PCT might be a valuable tool helping clinicians – in combination with complimentary clinical data - to assess a patient's risk profile and to improve therapeutic decision making.

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