Corrigendum: Serum procalcitonin levels in acute encephalopathy with biphasic seizures and late reduced diffusion (Disease Markers (2018) 2018 (2380179) DOI: 10.1155/2018/2380179)

Yosuke Fujii, Masato Yashiro, Mutsuko Yamada, Tomonobu Kikkawa, Nobuyuki Nosaka, Yukie Saito, Kohei Tsukahara, Masanori Ikeda, Tsuneo Morishima, Hirokazu Tsukahara

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In the article titled “Serum Procalcitonin Levels in Acute Encephalopathy with Biphasic Seizures and Late Reduced Diffusion” [1], there are errors that should be updated as follows: (1) In Abstract, (p = 0 0006) should be (p = 0:0011), (p = 094) should be (p = 0:21), and (79% and 100%) should be (100% and 80%) (2) In Section 3.2 in Results, “a sensitivity of 79% and a specificity of 100%” should be “a sensitivity of 100% and specificity of 80%” (3) The figures’ and tables’ captions are incomplete. They should be updated as follows: Figure 1 PCT/CRP ratio in each disease group. AESD: acute encephalopathy with biphasic seizures and late reduced diffusion; CRP: C-reactive protein; FS: febrile seizures; PCT: procalcitonin; SIRS: systemic inflammatory response syndrome. PCT/CRP ratio = PCT level (ng/mL)/CRP level (mg/dL). Data for the FS and AESD groups are from this study; other data is from Nakanishi et al. Figure 2 PCT/CRP ratio in FS and AESD. AESD: acute encephalopathy with biphasic seizures and late reduced diffusion; CRP: C-reactive protein; FS, febrile seizures; PCT: procalcitonin. PCT/CRP ratio = PCT level ðng/mLÞ/CRP level ðmg/dLÞ. Figure 3 Time course of PCT and CRP after onset in AESD. CRP: C-reactive protein; mPSL pulse: methyl prednisolone pulse therapy; PCT: procalcitonin. Follow-up after diagnosis of acute encephalopathy with biphasic seizures and late reduced diffusion and start of intervention. Data are presented as the mean ± standard deviation. Table 1 Patient characteristics of AESD and FS. AESD: acute encephalopathy with biphasic seizures and late reduced diffusion; FS: febrile seizures; HHV-6: human herpesvirus-6; hMPV: human metapneumovirus. ∗All AESD specimens were subjected to blood culture, and results were all negative. Table 2 PCT, CRP, and inflammatory cytokine of AESD and FS. AESD: acute encephalopathy with biphasic seizures and late reduced diffusion; CRP: C-reactive protein; FS: febrile seizures; PCT: procalcitonin. Data are presented as the mean ± standard deviation. ∗The ratio was calculated using a CRP value of 0.15 when it is below 0.15.

Original languageEnglish
Article number4025694
JournalDisease markers
Volume2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry, medical

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