Ann Clin Case Rep | Volume 4, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Elevated Serum Procalcitonin in the Setting of Anaphylactic Reaction: A Marker of Anaphylaxis

Alsadiq Al Hillan*, Firas Ajam, Swapnil Patel and Mujtaba Mohamed

Department of Medicine, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, USA

*Correspondance to: Alsadiq Al Hillan 

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Abstract

Although Procalcitonin (PCT) serum level is still considered to be a highly specific and sensitive biologic marker that can be elevated in bacterial infection, it can be seen in noninfectious conditions such as multiple organ dysfunction syndrome, trauma, severe pancreatitis, rhabdomyolysis, hypovolemic and cardiogenic shock and burns. Our aim is to present a case report that highlights the fact that procalcitonin can be elevated in patients who are having an allergic reaction to medications, which emphasizes the importance that the physician should not depend solely on procalcitonin level in differentiating infectious from the non-infectious process, but it should be part of the integral clinical assessment.

Keywords:

Procalcitonin; Anaphylaxis reaction; Sepsis

Citation:

Al Hillan A, Ajam F, Patel S, Mohamed M. Elevated Serum Procalcitonin in the Setting of Anaphylactic Reaction: A Marker of Anaphylaxis. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2019; 4: 1686 .

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