Assessment of procalcitonin and other inflammatory markers in peritoneal dialysis-related peritonitis


Ozturk R., Yilmaz G. , Bulut C., Parpucu H., Kinikli S., Duranay M., ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.40, no.2, pp.199-206, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/sag-0811-37
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.199-206

Abstract

Aim: It is demonstrated that in end-stage renal failure without an infectious pathology conventional laboratory parameters such as erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) and C-reactive protein (CRP) or other acute-phase proteins increase non-specifically. We aimed to evaluate procalcitonin (PCT) and other inflammatory markers such as C-reactive protein (CRP) and erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) in patients with continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD)-related peritonitis.