Objectives: This study was intended to investigate the value of suPAR, C-reactive protein (CRP) and procalcitonin (PCT) in the determination and prognosis of systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) patients.
Methods: The study was performed among patients with at least two SIRS criteria. PCT, CRP and suPAR were analyzed from the blood specimens taken.
Results: Eighty-five patients were enrolled in the SIRS group (44 bacteremia, 20 urinary tract infection, 12 pneumonia and 9 non-infection), and 53 individuals in the control group. A significant correlation was determined between suPAR, PCT and CRP values in both groups (P<0.0001). A suPAR cutoff value of 2.8ng/mL was associated with an NPV of 87% and PPV of 91%, with 92% sensitivity and 85% specificity. A relatively high suPAR level that might predict fatality was also determined in fatal cases (P=0.001).
Conclusion: suPAR possesses high sensitivity and specificity levels in terms of differential diagnosis, and high suPAR levels can predict fatality.
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