Total Antioxidant Capacity and C-Reactive Protein Levels in Patients with Community-Acquired Pneumonia


Bircan A., Suetcue R., Goekirmak M., Hicyilmaz H., AKKAYA A., Oeztuerk O.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.38, no.6, pp.537-544, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Journal Name: TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.537-544
  • Keywords: Community-acquired pneumonia, C-reactive protein, malondialdehyde, oxidative stress, pneumonia severity index, total antioxidant capacity, OXIDATIVE STRESS, SEVERITY, INFLAMMATION, DIAGNOSIS, ADULTS, SERUM
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: No

Abstract

Aims: The aim of this study was to evaluate the oxidative stress measured by serum total antioxidant capacity (TAC) and malondialdehyde (MDA) in patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), and to evaluate their possible correlation with the serum C-reactive protein (CRP) and pneumonia severity index (PSI).