Role of Plasma Presepsin, Procalcitonin and C-reactive Protein Levels in Determining the Severity and Mortality of Community-Acquired Pneumonia in the Emergency Department

Objective: In this study, we aimed to explore the role of the plasma presepsin level in patients with community-acquired pneumonia during admission to the emergency department in assessing the diagnosis, severity, and prognosis of the disease. In addition, we wanted to investigate the relationship of presepsinin with procalcitonin, C-reactive protein and pneumonia severity scores.

Methods: One hundred twenty-three patients over the age of 18 who presented with a diagnosis of pneumonia to the emergency department were included in the study. The vital signs, symptoms, examination findings, background information, laboratory results, and radiological imaging results of the patients were recorded. The 30-day mortality rates of the patients were determined.