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Table 5 Levels of procalcitonin, lipopolysaccharide-binding protein, C-reactive protein, IL-6, white blood cells and neutrophils in different groups

From: Procalcitonin, lipopolysaccharide-binding protein, interleukin-6 and C-reactive protein in community-acquired infections and sepsis: a prospective study

Variablea Noninfected without SIRS (n = 48) Noninfected with SIRS (n = 19) Infection without SIRS (n = 32) Sepsis (n = 47) Severe sepsis (n = 27)
Procalcitonin (ng/ml)      
   Median 0.07 0.09 0.16 0.2 1.9
   Interquartile range 0.05–0.11 0.05–0.14 0.07–0.34 0.08–0.65 0.22–14.6
Lipopolysaccharide-binding protein (μg/ml)      
   Median 16.3 16.4 27.4 33.5 40.4
   Interquartile range 12.6–25.3 11.3–26.5 18.3–41.2 25.0–43.2 18.0–63.6
C-reactive protein (mg/l)      
   Median 18.0 19.0 122.0 120.0 217.0
   Interquartile range 10.0–38.0 10.0–65.0 54.0–215.0 41.0–190.0 78.0–414.0
IL-6 (pg/ml)      
   Median 8.7 9.8 20.6 72.6 199.3
   Interquartile range 3.2–20.7 2.0–23.7 9.8–99.4 25.9–274.5 67.5–2833.0
White blood cells (109/l)      
   Median 7.8 9.5 9.5 13.0 12.2
   Interquartile range 6.7–9.2 7.8–12.1 7.7–11.9 9.2–17.1 7.0–17.5
Neutrophils (109/l)      
   Median 5.9 7.6 7.1 10.1 10.3
   Interquartile range 4.6–6.9 6.2–9.8 5.1–9.7 7.1–14.8 5.5–15.4
  1. SIRS, systemic inflammatory response syndrome. aP < 0.001 by the Kruskal–Wallis test.