Digital repository of Slovenian research organisations
Prokalcitonin v klinični praksi
1.04 - Professional Article
OI - Institute of Oncology
Year of publishing:
ISSN on article:
Soavtorji: M. Derganc, B. Kremžar in L. Kitanovski; BSDOCID148805;
PDF - Presentation file,
Cite this work
Hover the mouse pointer over a document title to show the abstract or click on the title to get all document metadata.
CC BY 4.0, Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International
This is the standard Creative Commons license that gives others maximum freedom to do what they want with the work as long as they credit the author.
Licensing start date:
Procalcitonin in clinical practice
Procalcitonin (PCT) is increasingly recognized as an important diagnostic tool in clinical practice. High plasma levels are observed in patients with severe sepsis or septic shock; moreover, there is a good correlation between PCT, inflammation activity and severity of sepsis. Local limited bacterial infections induce only a slight increase of PCT serum concentration. On the other hand, viral infections, neoplastic and autoimmune disorders usually do not have any influence on PCT serum level. Non-specific induction of PCT synthesis may occur after major surgery, multiple trauma or in newborn infants during the first days of life. Determination of PCT has diagnostic, prognostic and in some situations also therapeutic value.