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2020 Sep 28

Int J Infect Dis

Evaluation of C-reactive protein and Myxovirus resistance protein A to guide rational use of antibiotics among acute febrile adult patients in Northwest Ethiopia.


Yibeltal A, Agegnehu D, Mulualem L, Markos N, Gezahegn B, Gizeaddis B, Julia P, Wim A, Aynishet A, Rezika M, van Johan G, Lieselotte C
Int J Infect Dis. 2020 Sep 28.
PMID: 33002622.


In low-resource settings, treatment is often given empirically without knowledge on the etiology due to lack of diagnostics. In the search for reliable rapid tests to guide treatment work-up, we evaluated whether two biomarkers could differentiate bacterial from non-bacterial infections in acute febrile patients.