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Table 2 Comparison of biochemical parameters assessed at hospital admission in patients with diagnosis of lower and upper urinary tract infection (UTI)

From: Utility of copeptin and standard inflammatory markers in the diagnostics of upper and lower urinary tract infections

  Lower UTI Upper UTI P value
(n = 13) (n = 32)
Leucocyte count (G/l) 8.6 ± 3.3 14.5 ± 5.9 0.005
[7.4 (3.4)] [12.7 (13.5)]
hsCRP (mg/L) 2.9 ± 1.7 127.3 ± 62.4 <0.001
[2.28 (2.81)] [132.5 (124.8)]
PCT (ng/ml) 0.05 ± 0 5.2 ± 0.03 <0.001
[0.05 (0)] [0.42 (0.9)]
IL −6 (pg/ml) 22.5 ± 1.6 84.8 ± 67 <0.001
[5.8 (41.9)] [57.9 (64.3)]
CPP (pg/ml) 2253 ± 1323 3051 ± 1178 Ns
[1757 (1403)] [2929 (2986)]
  1. Results are expressed as mean ± SD [median (IQR)]