C-reactive protein and buffy coat smear in early diagnosis of childhood septicemia.

Abstract

Out of 200 cases of septicemia in children (age group 0-14 years), 111 had positive C-Reactive Protein (CRP > 12 mg/l) and 84 were buffy coat smear positive. Blood culture was positive in 98 cases, with predominant organism being Klebsiella pneumoniae, followed by Staphylococcus aureus. CRP test showed 100% sensitivity and 87.3% specificity, while buffy… (More)

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@article{De1998CreactivePA, title={C-reactive protein and buffy coat smear in early diagnosis of childhood septicemia.}, author={Anuradha S. De and K. S. Saraswathi and Alka Gogate and Kadalraja Raghavan}, journal={Indian journal of pathology & microbiology}, year={1998}, volume={41 1}, pages={23-6} }