C-reactive protein in the differential diagnosis of the acute abdomen, especially acute appendicitis.

@article{alSaigh1992CreactivePI,
  title={C-reactive protein in the differential diagnosis of the acute abdomen, especially acute appendicitis.},
  author={A H al-Saigh},
  journal={Journal of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh},
  year={1992},
  volume={37 4},
  pages={238-40}
}
  • A H al-Saigh
  • Published 1992 in
    Journal of the Royal College of Surgeons of…
Serum C-reactive protein (CRP) was qualitatively determined before surgery in 189 patients undergoing appendicectomy. The sensitivity, specificity, negative predictive value and overall accuracy of CRP were assessed: CRP had a high specificity (76.3%) but a sensitivity of only 39.7%. CRP may be of value in the assessment of acute abdominal pain, by helping to exclude from surgery those patients with normal appendices. 

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