Serum Procalcitonin and Peripheral Venous Lactate for Predicting Dengue Shock and/or Organ…

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PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases is the first open-access journal devoted to the world's most neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), such as elephantiasis, river blindness, leprosy, hookworm, schistosomiasis, and African sleeping sickness. Links to PLoSNTD content is shared via GHHub using the Creative Commons. http://www.plosntds.org/

by Vipa Thanachartwet, Varunee Desakorn, Duangjai Sahassananda, Akanitt Jittmittraphap, Nittha Oer-areemitr, Sathaporn Osothsomboon, Manoon Surabotsophon, Anan Wattanathum Background Currently, there are no biomarkers that can predict the incidence of dengue shock and/or organ failure, although the early identification of risk factors is important in determining appropriate management to reduce mortality. Therefore, we sought to determine the factors associated with dengue shock and/or organ failure and to evaluate the prognostic value of serum procalcitonin (PCT) and peripheral venous lactate (PVL) levels as biomarkers of dengue shock and/or organ failure.

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Serum Procalcitonin and Peripheral Venous Lactate for Predicting Dengue Shock and/or Organ…