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Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa - Online First: 2020-02-27
Original article

Procalcitonin and C-reactive Protein Levels as Biomarkers to Determine Gastrointestinal Involvement in Adult Henoch-Schönlein Purpura Patients

Wang Q, Liu W, Zhang L

Abstract

Objective. To investigate the association of procalcitonin (PCT) and C-reactive protein (CRP) levels with gastrointestinal (GI) involvement in adult HSP patients. Method. A retrospective study using clinical data and serum PCT and CRP levels from 121 adult HSP patients was performed. Result. The proportion of male HSP patients with GI involvement was significantly higher compared to patients without GI involvement. PCT and CRP levels in adult HSP patients with GI involvement were higher compared to patients without GI involvement (P