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GPs to test patients' blood before prescribing antibiotics in pilot scheme


The results and conclusion : RESULTS: Over 3 influenza seasons there were 131 total patients analyzed (48 influenza infection, 42 other viral infection and 41 bacterial infection). CRP values were 25.65 mg/L (95% CI, 18.88-32.41) for influenza, 18.73 mg/L (95% CI, 12.97-24.49) for viral and 135.96 mg/L (95% CI, 99.38-172.54) for bacterial. There was a significant difference between the bacterial group, and both the influenza and other viral infection groups (P 80 had a specificity of 100%. CONCLUSION: C-reactive protein is both a sensitive and specific marker for bacterial infection in patients presenting with ILI during the influenza season.

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02 Nov 2017

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