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 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.4103/ejop.ejop_80_18
  • Journal Name: EURASIAN JOURNAL OF PULMONOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.182-186
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes

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.