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Table 2 Induction of procalcitonin (PCT) and C-reactive protein (CRP) according to the region of injury, defined by the Injury Severity Score

From: Correlation of procalcitonin and C-reactive protein to inflammation, complications, and outcome during the intensive care unit course of multiple-trauma patients

Region of injury Number of patients with injury in this region   Median (10th–90th percentiles) P (exact significance, two-tailed)
    Injury in the respective region No injury in the respective region  
Head 67/90 PCT(ng/ml) 1.3 (0.1–6.68) 0.9 (0.1–5.2) 0.562
   CRP(mg/l) 115 (37–197) 121 (54–220) 0.762
Face 47/90 PCT(ng/ml) 1.0 (0.1–7.89) 1.4 (0.1–5.4) 0.976
   CRP(mg/l) 109 (19–206) 121 (56–193) 0.621
Thorax 72/90 PCT(ng/ml) 1.31 (0.1–6.4) 0.75 (0.1–5.0) 0.121
   CRP(mg/l) 115 (32–194) 136 (72–222) 0.189
Abdomen 44/90 PCT(ng/ml) 2.32 (0.1–12) 0.67 (0.1–5.0) 0.004
   CRP(mg/l) 136 (41–217) 107 (36–173) 0.080
Extremities 71/90 PCT(ng/ml) 1.3 (0.1–6.46) 0.85 (0.1–5.0) 0.573
   CRP(mg/l) 120 (48–186) 97 (11–226) 0.358
Surface 45/90 PCT(ng/ml) 1.03 (0.1–6.0) 1.56 (0.1–7.0) 0.792
   CRP(mg/l) 120 (43–178) 120 (14–220) 0.584