Plasma procalcitonin and C-reactive protein in acute septic shock: clinical and biological correlates.

@article{Claeys2002PlasmaPA,
  title={Plasma procalcitonin and C-reactive protein in acute septic shock: clinical and biological correlates.},
  author={Roxane Claeys and Stephanie Vinken and Herbert D M H Spapen and Kristien M M Ver Elst and Katelyn Decochez and Luc P Huyghens and Frans K. Gorus},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={30 4},
  pages={757-62}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the relationship between plasma procalcitonin (PCT) levels, C-reactive protein (CRP), white blood cell count (WBC), ionized calcium (Ca2+), and patient outcome; and to compare the diagnostic and prognostic information provided by PCT and by CRP. DESIGN Prospective, observational study. SETTING Intensive care unit. PATIENTS Fifty-three patients with septic shock, consecutively diagnosed according to consensus guidelines. INTERVENTIONS None. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN… CONTINUE READING