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High Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein (hsCRP) as a Biomarker of Treatment Response After the Intensive Phase Among Pediatric Patients With TB

Annalee de Leon-Manalo, MD; Ma. Dulce Requiron-Sy, MD; Maria Encarnita Limpin, MD
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Philippine Heart Center, Quezon City, Philippines


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):965A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.1068
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SESSION TITLE: Pediatrics

SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster

PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

PURPOSE: Childhood tuberculosis has an increasing incidence worldwide. Its occurrence represents an important event indicating a recent transmission usually from an infectious adult. The identification of a surrogate biomarker for treatment response and risk for poor outcome in tuberculosis will be a beneficial tool in the patient’s management. Thus, a biomarker like high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) was proposed to be a prognostic marker in this study.

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