Red Blood cell distribution width: an emerging diagnostic factor of acute appendicitis?

@inproceedings{Karagz2013RedBC,
  title={Red Blood cell distribution width: an emerging diagnostic factor of acute appendicitis?},
  author={Ergenekon Karag{\"o}z and Alpaslan Tanoğlu},
  booktitle={World journal of emergency surgery : WJES},
  year={2013}
}
Acute appendicitis is the most common surgical abdominal emergency. Immidiate diagnosis of this disease is crucial, because this condition can lead to appendiceal perforation, potential peritonitis, and even death. We read with great interest the article 'The role of red cell distribution width (RDW) in the diagnosis of acute appendicitis: a retrospective case-controlled study' by Narci et al. and wanted to discuss whether RDW alone provide certain information about the inflammatory status of… CONTINUE READING
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