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Open Access | Neopterin and procalcitonin are suitable biomarkers for exclusion of severe Plasmodium falciparum disease at the initial clinical assessment of travellers with imported malaria

September 15, 2010 - 14:01 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Rene te Witt R, van Wolfswinkel ME, Petit PL, van Hellemond JJ, Koelewijn R, van Belkum A, van Genderen PJ
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2010, 9:255 (14 September 2010)

Although the diagnostic value of neopterin and procalcitonin is limited, the high negative predictive value of both neopterin and procalcitonin may be helpful for a rapid exclusion of severe malaria disease on admission.

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