Prognostic value of serum D-dimer levels in patients with community acquired pneumonia

Rodoplu E., Ursavafi A., Gocmen H., COŞKUN N. F., Uzaslan E., Gozs R. O.

EURASIAN JOURNAL OF PULMONOLOGY, vol.10, no.1, pp.9-14, 2008 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
  • Page Numbers: pp.9-14
  • Keywords: community-acquired pneumonia, D-dimer, prognosis
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


Aim: D-dimer results from the fibrin breakdown after fibrinolytic system activation. Although the potential use of serum D-dimer levels has been assessed as a screening test for venous thromboembolism, its role in other disorders has not been as well defined. Little is known about the relationship between D-dimer levels and the clinical outcomes of patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). The aim of this study was to investigate the prognostic value of plasma D-dimer levels in patients with CAP.