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Antônio Carlos de Castro Gama ; Daniela Valcarenghi ; Anna Paula de Borba Batschauer ;Jornal Brasileiro de Patologia e Medicina Laboratorial 2014, 50 6

Author: Cristiane Martins

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Jornal Brasileiro de Patologia e Medicina Laboratorial ISSN: 1676-2444 jbpml@sbpc.org.br,adagmar.andriolo@g mail.com Sociedade Brasileira de Patologia Clínica-Medicina Laboratorial Brasil Martins, Cristiane; de Castro Gama, Antônio Carlos; Valcarenghi, Daniela; de Borba Batschauer, Anna Paula Markers of acute-phase response in the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis Jornal Brasileiro de Patologia e Medicina Laboratorial, vol.
50, núm.
6, noviembrediciembre, 2014, pp.
428-433 Sociedade Brasileira de Patologia Clínica-Medicina Laboratorial Rio de Janeiro, Brasil Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=393541985007 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative original article Markers of acute-phase response in the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis Marcadores de resposta de fase aguda no tratamento da tuberculose pulmonar Cristiane Martins1; Antônio Carlos de Castro Gama2; Daniela Valcarenghi3; Anna Paula de Borba Batschauer4 abstract Introduction: Tuberculosis promotes an acute phase response with an increase of blood reactants, such as C-reactive protein (CRP), among others, which are associated with increased erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR).
Objective: Evaluate the ESR and the CRP as markers for diagnosis and monitoring cases of pulmonary tuberculosis.
Method: Research on patients with clinical, laboratory, and imaging diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis, from Itajaí-SC; in which CRP and ESR were analyzed in three different times: at diagnosis, before starting treatment (T0), after three months of treatment (T1), and at the end of treatment (T2).
Results: 51 patients were studied at T0 (100%), 43 (84.31%) at T1, and 32 (62.74%) at T2.
ESR and CRP values presented significant differences in the th...





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