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Table 3 Efficacy of serum procalcitonin, total leukocyte count & cerebrospinal fluid cytochemistry in diagnosis of bacterial meningitis

From: Serum procalcitonin in bacterial & non-bacterial meningitis in children

Test Sensitivity Specificity Area under curve (95% confidence interval) P value
Procalcitonin 95.45% 84.6% 0.991 (0.974–1.00) < 0.001
TLC 81.8% 50.0% 0.679 (0.523–0.835) 0.034
CSF
 TLC 54.5% 62.5% 0.566 (0.4–0.731) 0.438
 Neutrophil 27.3% 88.0% 0.656 (0.496–0.817) 0.064
 Glucose 90.9% 15.2% 0.537 (0.37–0.704) 0.664
 Protein 68.2% 58.7% 0.788 (0.66–0.915) 0.001