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Table 2 Definitive diagnosis and infective foci of patients included in the study.a

From: Diagnostic and prognostic value of presepsin in the management of sepsis in the emergency department: a multicenter prospective study

SIRS (n = 83)   Sepsis (n= 55) Severe sepsis/septic shock (n= 51)
Acute pancreatitis 18 (22%) Urinary tract 14 (25%) 13 (25%)
Aortic dissection 15 (19%) Lung 43 (78%) 30 (59%)
Pulmonary embolism 2 (2%) Abdomen 11 (20%) 9 (18%)
Acute coronary syndrome 16 (19%) Others 8 (14%) 4 (8%)
Major trauma 27 (32%)    
Burns 5 (6%)    
  1. aSIRS: systemic inflammatory response syndrome. Others: central venous catheter, central nervous system and skin. Values are expressed as absolute numbers and percentages. Twenty-one patients in the sepsis group and five patients in the severe sepsis/septic shock group had more than one infection source.