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Title: Value of standard laboratory tests for the early recognition of group A beta-hemolytic streptococcal necrotizing fasciitis
Authors: Simonart, T ×
Simonart, J M
Derdelinckx, Inge
De Dobbeleer, G
Verleysen, A
Verraes, S
de Maubeuge, J
Van Vooren, J P
Naeyaert, J M
de la Brassine, M
Peetermans, Willy
Heenen, M #
Issue Date: Jan-2001
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Series Title: Clinical Infectious Diseases vol:32 issue:1 pages:E9-12
Abstract: The laboratory data for 17 patients with group A beta-hemolytic streptococcal necrotizing fasciitis (GAS NF) were compared with data for 145 patients hospitalized for cellulitis during the same period. Admission values of C-reactive protein and creatine kinase were higher for patients in the group with GAS NF than for patients in the group with cellulitis (P<.001), suggesting that standard laboratory tests may be useful for the early differential diagnosis of GAS NF and cellulitis.
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ISSN: 1058-4838
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Laboratory for Clinical Infectious and Inflammatory Disorders
Laboratory of Clinical and Epidemiological Virology (Rega Institute)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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