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Does Procalcitonin Predict Bacterial Infection in Febrile Children with Sickle Cell Disease?

  • Narcisse Elenga
  • Lenaic Placide
  • Emma Cuadro-Alvarez
  • Laurence Long
  • Falucar Njuieyon
  • Elise Martin
  • Rémi Kom-Tchameni
  • Antoine Defo
  • Sitraka Herinantenaina Razafindrakoto
  • Yajaira Mrsic
  • Mathieu Nacher
Scientific Letter
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Narcisse Elenga
    • 1
    • 2
  • Lenaic Placide
    • 1
  • Emma Cuadro-Alvarez
    • 1
  • Laurence Long
    • 1
  • Falucar Njuieyon
    • 1
  • Elise Martin
    • 1
  • Rémi Kom-Tchameni
    • 1
  • Antoine Defo
    • 1
  • Sitraka Herinantenaina Razafindrakoto
    • 1
  • Yajaira Mrsic
    • 1
  • Mathieu Nacher
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Pediatric Medicine and SurgeryCayenne HospitalCayenne CedexFrench Guiana
  2. 2.Department of Pediatric Medicine and SurgeryRegional HospitalCayenne CedexFrench Guiana
  3. 3.Centre d’Investigation Clinique Antilles-GuyaneCayenne HospitalCayenne CedexFrench Guiana

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