Bilirubin; a diagnostic marker for appendicitis.

  title={Bilirubin; a diagnostic marker for appendicitis.},
  author={Nigel D'souza and Diallah Karim and Romeshan Sunthareswaran},
  journal={International journal of surgery},
  volume={11 10},
INTRODUCTION Every investigation that can contribute towards a diagnosis of appendicitis is valuable to the emergency general surgeon. Previous research has suggested that hyperbilirubinaemia is a more specific marker for both simple and perforated appendicitis than WBC (white blood count) and CRP (C-reactive protein), but this investigation is not commonly used to help diagnose appendicitis. AIMS This study investigated whether there is an association between hyperbilirubinaemia and… CONTINUE READING
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