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Table 3 Comparison of biochemical parameters assessed at hospital admission in patients with diagnosis upper urinary tract infection (U-UTI) and control group

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

  Upper UTI Control P value
(n = 32) (n = 24)
Leucocyte count (G/l) 14.5 ± 5.9 6.43 ± 2.1 <0.001
[12.7 (13.5)] [5.6 (3.3)]
hsCRP (mg/L) 127.3 ± 62.4 3.5 ± 2.3 <0.001
[132.5 (124.8)] [3.3 (2.5)]
PCT (ng/ml) 5.2 ± 0.03 0.06 ± 0.02 <0.001
[0.42 (0.9)] [0.05 (0)]
IL −6 (pg/ml) 84.8 ± 67 3.1 ± 1.6 <0.001
[57.9 (64.3)] [2.8 (2)]
CPP (pg/ml) 3051 ± 1178 224 ± 109 <0.001
[2929 (2986)] [209 (141)]
  1. Results are expressed as mean ± SD [median (IQR)]