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Table 1 The sepsis-related organ failure assessment (SOFA) score evaluation system of multiple organ dysfunction [12]. Six organ systems are evaluated as a scale of 1-4 each. The arithmetical sum of these six is the value of the SOFA score.

From: Comparison of procalcitonin (PCT) and C-reactive protein (CRP) plasma concentrations at different SOFA scores during the course of sepsis and MODS

Score points 1 2 3 4
Respiration     
PaO2/FiO2 < 400 < 300 < 200 < 100
    with respiratory support with respiratory support
Coagulation     
Platelets ×103/mm3 < 150 < 100 < 50 < 25
Liver     
Bilirubin mg/dl 1.2–1.9 2.0–5.9 6.0–11.9 > 12.0
Cardiovascular     
Hypotensiona MAP < 70mmhg Dopamine ≤ 5 or Dopamine > 5 or Dopamine > 15 or
   dobutamine in any dose epinephrine ≤ 0.1 or epinephrine > 0.1 or
    norepinephrine ≤ 0.1 norepinephrine > 0.1
Central nervous system     
Glasgow Coma Scale 13–14 10–12 6–9 < 6
Renal     
Creatinine mg/dl 1.2–1.9 2.0–3.4 3.5–4.9 5.0
or urine output    or < 500ml/24h or < 200ml/24h
  1. aAdrenergic agents administered for at least 1 h (dosesare given in μ g/kg/min). MAP, mean arterial pressure.