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Table 3 Procalcitonin in different blood culture results in the studied groups (n = 99)

From: Bacteremia as a risk factor for variceal upper gastrointestinal tract bleeding in cirrhotic patients: a hospital-based study

  Blood culture Test P
No growth (n = 55) Growth (n = 44)
N % N %
Procalcitonin
Negative 48 84.2% 9 15.8% χ2, 44.22 < 0.0001
Positive 7 16.7% 35 83.3%
Procalcitonin (mg/dL), median (range) 0.22 (0.1–2.45) 2.1 (0.12-2.96) MW, 5.99 < 0.0001