Role of presepsin compared to C-reactive protein in sepsis diagnosis and prognostication

Abstract: Early identification of sepsis and its differentiation from non-infective SIRS are important for sepsis outcome. We intended to evaluate the use of presepsin in differentiating sepsis from noninfectious SIRS and
its prognostic value compared to CRP. We included 31 patients (median age 60 year old, 16 males) admitted
with SIRS to El-Sahel Teaching Hospital, Egypt after excluding 21 patients with preadmission corticosteroids
therapy, blood transfusion, immunosuppressive illness, and ICU length of stay (ICU-LOS) less than 24-hours.