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Procalcitonin

CSF Procalcitonin may be a valuable marker for diagnosing intracranial infection in patients after neurosurgery; in particular, the specificity of CSF PCT is higher if the CSF PCT level is higher than the serum PCT level 1).


Routine use of PCT as a predictor of postoperative infection is not supported 2).


For ventriculostomy related infection diagnosis procalcitonin alone was found not to be helpful 3).

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