The role of quantitative D-dimer levels in the follow-up and differential diagnosis of pulmonary thromboembolism and community-acquired pneumonia


Varol A., KÖKTÜRK N. , Kilic H., AYDOĞDU M. , Ekim N. N.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, cilt.42, sa.4, ss.639-647, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 42 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3906/sag-1011-9
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.639-647

Özet

Aim: To identify the quantitative D-dimer levels in pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE) and hospitalized-community acquired pneumonia (CAP) patients, and to determine the alteration of D-dimer levels with anticoagulant or antibacterial therapy. It is not well known that the quantitative analysis of D-dimer has a role in the differential diagnosis of PTE from other diseases.