Procalcitonin for infections in the first week after pediatric liver transplantation

BACKGROUND Procalcitonin (PCT) has become a commonly used serum inflammatory marker. Our aim was to describe the kinetics and usefulness of serial post-operative PCT measurements to detect bacterial infection in a cohort of children immediately after pediatric liver transplantation (pLT). METHODS We performed a retrospective chart review of a cohort of… CONTINUE READING