Biomarkers in Sepsis: Value of Procalcitonin in Diagnosis and Prognostication

Ozgur Karicoglu

Sepsis is the most common way of death in critical patients. The mortality rate of septic shock (SS) lies between 20% and 40% in developed countries, although varies substantially from center to center. The definitions of Sepsis were revised in the conference held by The European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) and Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) in 2016 Sepsis-3 as “life-threatening organ dysfunction caused by a deregulated host response to infection”.