Review of inflammatory biomarkers in hospitalized adults with suspected infection
Quantitative measurement of inflammatory biomarkers is frequently obtained in evaluating hospitalized patients with suspected or confirmed infections and other inflammatory disorders. These markers may be used to establish a diagnosis or assess response to therapy. Consensus on which marker to use and when to use them is not settled nor is the extent of how these indicators improve outcomes or quality of care. The following is a brief review of the common inflammatory biomarkers and a suggested approach for their utilization.
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