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Benefits of Procalcitonin

Watch Dr Kordo Saeed discuss what PCT is, and where it is produced in healthy individuals and in patients with bacterial infections.

In this short video, we aim to discuss what PCT is, where it is produced in healthy individuals and in patients with bacterial infections. What is the role of PCT in health and during bacterial infection?

We also would like to show the dynamics of PCT during exposure to bacterial toxins (in relation to CRP) and how it is more specific to bacterial rather than viral infections.

Additionally, we would like to emphasise various PCT cut-off levels based on current literature for various patients groups, and that it should always be used as part of other clinical picture and diagnostics and never in isolation.

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Procalcitonin: PCT as a Biomarker for Antimicrobial Stewardship

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