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Table 3 Comparison of patient data for SeptiFast-positive and SeptiFast-negative group

From: Prospective evaluation of SeptiFast Multiplex PCR in children with systemic inflammatory response syndrome under antibiotic treatment

  SF positive SF negative  
Procalcitonin (ng/ml) 1.87 (0.53–72) 0.58 (0.1–32) p = 0.008
C-reactive protein (mg/dl) 9.35 (0.5–39.8) 8.5 (1.9–30.7) p = 0.24
Days of antibiotic pretreatment 3 (1–56) 9 (1–54) p = 0.09
Age (years) 4 (0.03–18) 6.3 (0.01–17) p = 0.89
Maximum temperature (°C) 38.6 (34–40.5) 39 (37.2–40.1) p = 0.06
Leukocyte count (/nl) 3.43 (0.04–24.1) 5.4 (0.04–59.6) p = 0.76