Correlation between the severity of infectious diseases in children and the ratio of serum amyloid A protein and C-reactive protein.

The aim of this study was to assess whether measurements of serum amyloid A protein (SAA) could provide additional information on the severity of acute infection beyond that obtained from C-reactive protein (CRP) assays. The SAA and CRP concentrations were analysed from the sera of 334 children hospitalized for suspected pneumonia, meningitis or sepsis. SAA… CONTINUE READING