C-reactive protein is superior to bilirubin for anticipation of perforation in acute appendicitis.

@article{Kser2010CreactivePI,
  title={C-reactive protein is superior to bilirubin for anticipation of perforation in acute appendicitis.},
  author={Samuel Andreas K{\"a}ser and Gerhard Fankhauser and Niels Willi and Christoph Andreas Maurer},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of gastroenterology},
  year={2010},
  volume={45 7-8},
  pages={885-92}
}
OBJECTIVE Very recently it has been shown that hyperbilirubinemia is a specific predictor of perforation in acute appendicitis. We compared the diagnostic importance of bilirubin, C-reactive protein (CRP), leukocyte count and age as markers of perforation in acute appendicitis. MATERIAL AND METHODS A two-center retrospective cohort study was completed. Patients with acute appendicitis (n = 725) were divided into two groups, group A with perforation (n = 155) and group B without (n = 570… CONTINUE READING
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