What is the role of procalcitonin in septic shock.

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Sepsis is the systemic response to infection by microbial organisms. ... Procalcitonin (PCT) is a biomarker that exhibits greater specificity than other proinflammatory markers (eg, cytokines) in identifying patients with sepsis and can be used in the diagnosis of bacterial infections.. Serum procalcitonin (PCT) is considered to be a sensitive marker for the early recognition of severe infection. The aim of this study was to review the diagnostic accuracy of serum procalcitonin levels to predict the risk of septic shock and mortality in patients with secondary peritonitis.

PROCALCITONIN .. (PCT) .. IS THE..SENSITIVE..BIOMARKER.. ELEVATED LEVELS OF..PCT .. INDICATES.. THE ..SEVERITY OF.. INFECTION.. RESPONSIBLE FOR.. SEPTIC SHOCK..

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Higher level of Procalcitonin indicates serious bacterial infection and may be the cause of septic shock

Thank you sir @Drx. Sreemantula V Sreenivas
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Raised PCT is seen in septic shock How much raised is shows severity of infection

Raised procalcitonin in septic shock confirm inflamatory bacterial infection

I agree with dr Dineshchandra Sharma sir well explained

PCT is helpful for early detection of sepsis as well as to monitor the antimicrobial treatment regimen. In fact, PCT can be a useful tool for antimicrobial stewardship and its utilization may safely lead to significant reduction of unnecessary administration of antimicrobial therapy.

It monitors the severity of infection and response to antibiotics