Alsadiq Al Hillan*, Firas Ajam, Swapnil Patel and Mujtaba Mohamed
Department of Medicine, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, USAFulltext PDF
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.
Procalcitonin; Anaphylaxis reaction; Sepsis
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 .