Case Reports in Critical Care / 2014 / Article / Tab 1

Case Report

Extreme Procalcitonin Elevation without Proven Bacterial Infection Related to Amphetamine Abuse

Table 1

Blood chemistry results and their kinetics during stay in intensive care unit.

Reference rangeDay 1Day 2Day 4Day 6Day 10

PCT (ng/mL)<0.5143216401007170.615.18
CRP (mg/L)<58.5n/an/an/an/a
WCC (cells/ L)3700–95002269018160139601125015950
PLT (cells/ L)143000–332000340000204000120000115000405000
LDH (U/L)<5302010475472405150n/a
GOT (U/L)<37651201642071442n/a
GPT (U/L)<401443842016463n/a
CK (U/L)<1954296012550092700205801325
Trop-T ( g/mL)<0.040.1170.192n/an/an/a

PCT: procalcitonin; CRP: C-reactive protein; WCC: white cell count; PLT: platelet count; INR: international normalised ratio; LDH: lactate dehydrogenase; GOT: glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase; GPT: glutamic pyruvic transaminase; CK: creatine kinase; Trop-T: troponin-T.