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  Is CRP, ESR and procalcitonin reliable to diagnose the sepsis?

Is CRP, ESR and procalcitonin reliable to diagnose the sepsis?

In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss the prognostic tests to diagnose sepsis. CRP and ESR levels indicate the severity of inflammatory process but are not specific to any particular disease. Procalcitonin levels may indicate inflammatory or inflammatory infections or neoplasia. If CRP is negative then high sensitivity CRP is done. He will discuss the values of these parameters which are normal or abnormal.