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Infection biomarkers in primary care patients with acute respiratory tract infections–comparison of Procalcitonin and C-reactive protein

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BMC Pulmonary MedicineBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201616:43

Received: 4 December 2015

Accepted: 15 March 2016

Published: 24 March 2016

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Original Submission
4 Dec 2015 Submitted Original manuscript
30 Jan 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Edurne Almirall
22 Feb 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Qi Guo
24 Feb 2016 Author responded Author comments - Marc Meili
Resubmission - Version 2
24 Feb 2016 Submitted Manuscript version 2
15 Mar 2016 Editorially accepted
24 Mar 2016 Article published 10.1186/s12890-016-0206-4

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Authors’ Affiliations

University Department of Medicine, Kantonsspital Aarau, Aarau, Switzerland
Basel Institute for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Department of Clinical Research, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Division of Endocrinology, Diabetology and Clinical Nutrition, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada