Is C-reactive protein really useful in preterm premature rupture of the membranes?

@article{Fisk1987IsCP,
  title={Is C-reactive protein really useful in preterm premature rupture of the membranes?},
  author={Nicholas M Fisk and J W Fysh and Andrew G Child and Paul A. Gatenby and Heather Jeffery and A H Bradfield},
  journal={British journal of obstetrics and gynaecology},
  year={1987},
  volume={94 12},
  pages={1159-64}
}
In a prospective blind study 380 daily serum samples from 55 women with preterm premature rupture of the membranes were analysed for C-reactive protein (CRP). Although the last CRP before delivery was higher in patients with histological chorioamnionitis (P = 0.007), considerable overlap between infected and non-infected pregnancies occurred, precluding the use of CRP as a diagnostic test if published normal levels were used. When upper limits were set at 30, 35, or 40 mg/l, the last CRP before… CONTINUE READING