Role of red cell distribution width in assessing response to treatment and prognosis in community-acquired pneumonia: A prospective study


Cinarka H. , Gumus A. , Ozyurt S. , Karatas M. , Giakoup D., Cure M. C. , ...More

EURASIAN JOURNAL OF PULMONOLOGY, vol.21, no.3, pp.182-186, 2019 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.4103/ejop.ejop_80_18
  • Title of Journal : EURASIAN JOURNAL OF PULMONOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.182-186

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND AIM: Red blood cell distribution width (RDW) elevation occurs in various inflammatory/infectious conditions. RDW levels during monitoring have not been investigated prospectively in community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). In CAP, the relationship between antibiotherapy response and RDW levels is unclear.