Assessment of the test characteristics of C-reactive protein for septic arthritis in children.

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The purpose of this study was to determine the test characteristics of C-reactive protein (CRP) in the diagnosis of septic arthritis in children and to compare with erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR). The authors reviewed patients with synovial fluid aspiration sent for culture and Gram stain for whom a CRP was drawn within 24 hours of presentation… (More)

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@article{Levine2003AssessmentOT, title={Assessment of the test characteristics of C-reactive protein for septic arthritis in children.}, author={Matthew J. Levine and Kevin J McGuire and Karin L. McGowan and John J Flynn}, journal={Journal of pediatric orthopedics}, year={2003}, volume={23 3}, pages={373-7} }