Predictive value of C-reactive protein, ultrasound and Alvarado score in acute appendicitis: a prospective pediatric cohort.

@article{Zouari2016PredictiveVO,
  title={Predictive value of C-reactive protein, ultrasound and Alvarado score in acute appendicitis: a prospective pediatric cohort.},
  author={Mohamed Zouari and Mohamed Jallouli and Hamdi Louati and Rim Kchaou and Rahma Chtourou and Ahmed Kotti and Mahdi Ben Dhaou and Hayet Zitouni and Riadh Mhiri},
  journal={The American journal of emergency medicine},
  year={2016},
  volume={34 2},
  pages={189-92}
}
PURPOSE To evaluate whether C-reactive protein (CRP) level and ultrasound (US) results on admission could aid the diagnostic accuracy of Alvarado score. METHODS A prospective study was performed on children <14 years admitted for suspected acute appendicitis. Patients were categorized into three groups based on the Alvarado score: group I: score 7-10, group II: score 5-6, group III: score 0-4. RESULTS The difference between predictive values of Alvarado score alone and Alvarado score with… CONTINUE READING

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