The role of C-reactive protein in the evaluation and management of infants with suspected sepsis.

@article{Hengst2003TheRO,
  title={The role of C-reactive protein in the evaluation and management of infants with suspected sepsis.},
  author={Joan M Hengst},
  journal={Advances in neonatal care : official journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses},
  year={2003},
  volume={3 1},
  pages={3-13}
}
  • Joan M Hengst
  • Published 2003 in
    Advances in neonatal care : official journal of…
C-reactive protein (CRP) is a nonspecific, acute-phase protein that rises in response to infectious and noninfectious inflammatory processes. Good evidence exists to support the use of CRP measurements in conjunction with other established diagnostic tests (such as a white blood cell (WBC) count with differential and blood culture) to establish or exclude the diagnosis of sepsis in full-term or near-term infants. This article reviews the immunologic function of CRP and the history of CRP… CONTINUE READING

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