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.

Dr. KK Aggarwal

Recipient of Padma Shri, Vishwa Hindi Samman, National Science Communication Award and Dr B C Roy National Award, Dr Aggarwal is a physician, cardiologist, spiritual writer and motivational speaker. He was the Past President of the Indian Medical Association and President of Heart Care Foundation of India. He was also the Editor in Chief of the IJCP Group, Medtalks and eMediNexus

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