Comparison of procalcitonin and c-reactive protein as markers of neonatal sepsis
Author(s): Roma Verma, Nisar Ahmad Bhat, Irshad Ahmad Bhat and Wajid Ali
Objective: To compare the clinical informative value of procalcitonin (PCT) and C-reactive protein (CRP) plasma concentrations in the detection of infection and sepsis and in the assessment of severity of sepsis.
Study Design: This prospective study was conducted in Neonatology unit of department of pediatrics SKIMS, Srinagar. Study was conducted on 100 patient including preterm and term both.
Results: In our study Sensitivity of CRP in detecting sepsis was found to be 77.78%, specificity 78.08%. In the present study Sensitivity of Procalcitonin in detecting sepsis was found to be 96.30%, specificity 69.86%.
Conclusion: PCT is a better marker of sepsis than CRP.
Roma Verma, Nisar Ahmad Bhat, Irshad Ahmad Bhat, Wajid Ali. Comparison of procalcitonin and c-reactive protein as markers of neonatal sepsis. Int J Adv Res Med 2021;3(2):304-306. DOI: 10.22271/27069567.2021.v3.i2e.335