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Table 3 Comparison of serial WBC, CRP, IL-6, Presepsin and Fetuin-A measurements between gram (+) and gram (−) sepsis groups

From: Presepsin and fetuin-A dyad for the diagnosis of proven sepsis in preterm neonates

  Gram (+) sepsis (n = 9) Gram (−) sepsis (n = 17) P
First day
 WBC1, (103/μL) 12.85 ± 4.93 12.45 ± 6.65 > 0.05
 CRP1, (mg/L) 13.95 ± 11.5 32.48 ± 28.35 > 0.05
 IL-61, (pg/ml)* 173 (11–4879) 212 (49–5000) > 0.05
 Presepsin1, (ng/L) 1385 (988–1427) 1471 (1088–1731) > 0.05
 Fetuin-A1, (ng/ml) 35.20 ± 7.33 31.93 ± 4.39 > 0.05
Third day
 WBC2, (103/μL) 12.88 ± 4.29 13.62 ± 5.53 > 0.05
 CRP2, (mg/L) 16.51 ± 9.00 22.80 ± 16.77 > 0.05
 IL62, (pg/ml)* 41.3 (11.7–99.7) 53 (8.4–103) > 0.05
 Presepsin2, (ng/L) 1030 (826–1292) 1101 (931–1315) > 0.05
 Fetuin-A2, (ng/ml) 32.94 ± 5.89 31.12 ± 4.39 > 0.05
Seventh day
 WBC3, (103/μL) 14.65 ± 9.41 10.15 ± 2.22 > 0.05
 CRP3, (mg/L) 5.92 ± 4.07 11.03 ± 5.36 > 0.05
 IL-63, (pg/ml)a 12.5 (6–84) 16 (2–44) > 0.05
 Presepsin3, (ng/L) 608 (238–854) 781 (452–873) > 0.05
 Fetuin-A3, (ng/ml) 37.05 ± 4.69 32.50 ± 4.48 > 0.05
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