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Table 3 Median (interquartile range) levels of biomarkers

From: Inflammatory parameters and prediction of prognosis in infective endocarditis

Characteristic Adverse event
(n = 26)
Event-free survival
(n = 24)
p-value Staph. aureus IE
(n = 16)
Non Staph. aureusIE
(n = 14)
p-value
Procalcitonin 1.7 0.2 < 0.01 2.1 0.5 0.36
(ng/mL) [0.6 – 8.6] [0.1 – 0.3] [0.9 – 10.2] [0.2 – 2.1]
CRP 93 86 < 0.01 169 86 0.11
(mg/L) [63–193] [19–86] [48–230] [33 – 163]
WBC 11.6 8.7 <0.01 11.7 10.1 0.28
(G/L) [7.9 – 16.0] [7.4 – 11.1]   [10.6 – 15.9] [7.2 – 13.4]  
  1. Legend: IE: infective endocarditis; CRP: C-reactive protein; WBC: white blood cell count.