Table 3

Median (interquartile range) levels of biomarkers
Characteristic

Adverse event

(n = 26)

Event-free survival

(n = 24)

p-value

Staph. aureusIE

(n = 16)

Non Staph. aureusIE

(n = 14)

p-value
Procalcitonin 1.7 0.2 < 0.01 2.1 0.5 0.36
(ng/mL) [0.6 – 8.6] [0.1 – 0.3] [0.9 – 10.2] [0.2 – 2.1]
CRP 93 86 < 0.01 169 86 0.11
(mg/L) [63–193] [19–86] [48–230] [33 – 163]
WBC 11.6 8.7 <0.01 11.7 10.1 0.28
(G/L) [7.9 – 16.0] [7.4 – 11.1] [10.6 – 15.9] [7.2 – 13.4]

Legend: IE: infective endocarditis; CRP: C-reactive protein; WBC: white blood cell count.

Cornelissen et al.

Cornelissen et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2013 13:272   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-13-272

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