Serum procalcitonin (PCT): a valuable biochemical parameter for the post-mortem diagnosis of sepsis

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The aim of this prospective study was to investigate whether serum procalcitonin (PCT) can be used as a post-mortem marker of sepsis and to determine whether this biochemical parameter can be employed in the forensic elucidation of death due to sepsis. At least three blood samples were collected between 0.3 and 139 h post-mortem from sepsis-related… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s004140000177

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@article{Tsokos2001SerumP, title={Serum procalcitonin (PCT): a valuable biochemical parameter for the post-mortem diagnosis of sepsis}, author={Maria G Tsokos and Uta Reichelt and Axel Nierhaus and Karin Pueschel}, journal={International Journal of Legal Medicine}, year={2001}, volume={114}, pages={237-243} }