Diagnostic accuracy of presepsin (sCD14-ST) for prediction of bacterial infection in cerebrospinal fluid samples from children with suspected bacterial meningitis or ventriculitis.

@article{Stubljar2015DiagnosticAO,
  title={Diagnostic accuracy of presepsin (sCD14-ST) for prediction of bacterial infection in cerebrospinal fluid samples from children with suspected bacterial meningitis or ventriculitis.},
  author={David Stubljar and Andreja Nata{\vs}a Kopitar and Mojca Gro{\vs}elj-Grenc and Kristina Suhadolc and Teja Fabjan and Miha Skvarc},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={53 4},
  pages={1239-44}
}
Children with temporary external ventricular drains (EVD) are prone to nosocomial infections. Diagnosis of bacterial meningitis and ventriculitis in these children is challenging due to frequent blood contamination of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and the presence of chemical ventriculitis. The aim of this study was to compare diagnostic accuracy of presepsin (sCD14-ST), a novel biomarker of bacterial infection in CSF, to predict bacterial infection in comparison to the accuracy of established… CONTINUE READING

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