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Table 2 Clinical diagnosis of patients

From: Utility of Procalcitonin (PCT) and Mid regional pro-Adrenomedullin (MR-proADM) in risk stratification of critically ill febrile patients in Emergency Department (ED). A comparison with APACHE II score

Group Total patients Diagnosis Number of patients MR-ProADM nmol/ml median(IQR) PCT ng/ml median(IQR) Apache II median(IQR)
Fever 19 Unknown origin 19 0.54 (0.40-0.70) 0.25 (0.08-0.63) 6.70 (5.10-8.70)
Respiratory 44 Pneumonia 31 0.90 (0.49-1.65) 0.48 (0.07-1.64) 11.30 (7.60-17.03)
   Bronchitis 5    
   Pleural effusion 1    
   COPD 6    
   TB 1    
Urinary 27 Urinary infection 27 0.86 (0.51-1.68) 1.32 (0.07-3.89) 10.60 (6.30-16.50)
Sepsis 20 Sepsis 18 1.82 (0.70-5.72) 2.49 (0.24-16.51) 21 (10.25-29.4)
   Septic shock 2    
Other 18 Endocarditis 4 0.89 (0.53-1.9) 0.39 (0.16-4.21) 12.95 (6.02-26.48)
   Necrotizing 3    
   Fasciitis     
   Gangrene 2    
   Pericarditis 6    
   Gastroenteritis 3    
  1. COPD: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; TB: tuberculosis.