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Title: Excluding severe bacterial infection in neutrophilic dermatoses with systemic manifestations : negative predictive value of procalcitonin
Authors: Yew, Yik Weng
Tey, Hong Liang
Yeo, Pei Ming
Keywords: Science::Medicine
Neutrophilic Dermatoses
Procalcitonin
Issue Date: 2018
Source: Yeo, P. M., Yew, Y. W., & Tey, H. L. (2017). Excluding severe bacterial infection in neutrophilic dermatoses with systemic manifestations : negative predictive value of procalcitonin. Annals Academy of Medicine, Singapore, 47(3), 123-126.
Series/Report no.: Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore
Abstract: Extensive neutrophilic activation and infiltration occur in a number of dermatological conditions, resulting in typical features of pyrexia, neutrophilia, and raised erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) and C-reactive protein (CRP). These conditions are namely generalised pustular psoriasis, acute generalised exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP) and Sweet syndrome, and they are termed as neutrophilic dermatoses with systemic manifestations. Their presentation is similar to that in patients with severe bacterial infections, such as severe pneumonia, peritonitis, meningitis, pyelonephritis and sepsis.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/83665
http://hdl.handle.net/10220/49129
ISSN: 0304-4602
Rights: © 2018 Annals, Academy of Medicine, Singapore. All rights reserved. This paper was published in Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore and is made available with permission of Annals, Academy of Medicine, Singapore.
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