Some stuff on Procalcitonin

Bottomline:

<0.2 unlikely to be bacterial sepsis (though has a lag-time of 2-4 hours from onset)

>0.5 likely to be bacterial sepsis

<0.5 consider stopping antibiotics

Pro-calcitonin guided antibiotic therapy may confer slight survival benefit and reduced lower antibiotic duration i.e. better stewardship

 

Links:

https://lifeinthefastlane.com/ccc/procalcitonin/

https://ccforum.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13054-018-2125-7

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