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Table 6 The validity of PCT in predicting repeated 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

Repeated IVIG resistanceDiagnostic testGold standardSenSpePPVNPVDiagnostic accuracyOR(95%CI)P
Total group(n = 76)PCT ≥ 2.88 ng/mlpositive18110.510.730.620.640.632.89 (1.11–7.52)0.028*
negative1730
Abnormal PCT group(n = 57)PCT ≥ 5.80 ng/mlpositive1240.440.870.750.630.675.20(1.42–19.04)0.009*
negative1526
  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)