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Sharman Harris

Dr Sharman Harris is a Principal Biochemist at Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor, Betsi Cadwaladr University Healthboard (West), North Wales.

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  • Molecular model of C-reactive protein

    Evaluating a point-of-care C-reactive protein test to support antibiotic prescribing decisions in a general practiceSubscription

    12 OCT 2016

    C-reactive protein (CRP) is a marker of infection and inflammation. It is high in bacterial infections but very low or close to zero in viral infections. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), England and Wales’s health technology assessment body, has issued guidance on pneumonia in adults; it recommends point-of-care (POC) CRP analysers when clinical assessment is inconclusive. If the CRP level is less than 20mg/L, no antibiotics shou

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