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Table 3 The validity of PCT in predicting initial IVIG resistance for the total group and the abnormal PCT group

From: Predictive value of serum procalcitonin for both initial and repeated immunoglobulin resistance in Kawasaki disease: a prospective cohort study

Initial IVIG resistanceDiagnostic testGold standardSenSpePPVNPVDiagnostic accuracyOR(95%CI)P
Total group(n = 530)PCT ≥ 1.48 ng/mlpositive411280.540.720.240.900.692.98 (1.82–4.90)< 0.001*
Abnormal PCT group(n = 305)PCT ≥ 1.81 ng/mlpositive381100.670.560.260.880.582.51(1.37–4.60)0.002*
  1. CI confidence ratio, NPV negative predictive value, OR odds ratio, PCT procalcitonin, PPV positive predictive value, Sen sensitivity;
  2. Spe specificity;
  3. *Statistically significant (P < 0.05)