Elevated procalcitonin levels in the absence of infection in procalcitonin-secretin hepatocellular carcinoma: A case report
Jian-Ting Zeng, Yu Wang, Yang Wang, Zheng-Hua Luo, Zhou Qing, Yi Zhang, Yan-Lin Zhang, Jie-Feng Zhang, De-Wei Li, Xian-Zhang Luo, Key Laboratory for Biological Science and Technology of Ministry of Education, Chongqing University, Chongqing University Cancer Hospital, Chongqing 400044, China
Author contributions: Zhang JF and Qing Z contributed to study concept and design; Li DW and Zhang Y are charge of data acquisition; Luo XZ and Zeng JT drafted the manuscript; Wang Y and Luo ZH revised the manuscript for important intellectual content; Zhang YL and Wang Y supervised the study; all authors approved the final manuscript.
Supported by Decision Consultation and Management Innovation Project of Shapingba District, Chongqing, China, No. Jcd2021013.
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Corresponding author: Xian-Zhang Luo, MD, Surgeon, Key Laboratory for Biological Science and Technology of Ministry of Education, Chongqing University, Chongqing University Cancer Hospital, No. 181 Hanyu Road, Shapingba District, Chongqing 400030, China. firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: July 12, 2022
Peer-review started: July 12, 2022
First decision: August 1, 2022
Revised: August 10, 2022
Accepted: September 1, 2022
Article in press: September 1, 2022
Published online: October 16, 2022