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Table 2 Serum PCT levels, peripheral blood WBC and WBC/PLT ratios in the enrolled subjects

From: Measurement of serum procalcitonin levels for the early diagnosis of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis in patients with decompensated liver cirrhosis

Group PCT (ng/mL) WBC(×109/L) WBC/PLT
SBP (n = 61) 3.55 ± 3.53* 8.8 ± 1.1 0.23 ± 0.03*
Lung infection (n = 8) 3.2 ± 3.46* 6.7 ± 2.3 0.17 ± 0.06*
Unknown infections (n = 25) 2.24 ± 2.73* 5.1 ± 1.1 0.35 ± 0.07*
Control (n = 17) 0.15 ± 0.08 5.14 ± 1.04 0.05 ± 0.2
  1. *Compared with control; p < 0.001.