Value of measurement of C-reactive protein in febrile patients with hematological malignancies

@article{Rintala1992ValueOM,
  title={Value of measurement of C-reactive protein in febrile patients with hematological malignancies},
  author={Esa Rintala and Kerttu Irjala and Jukka Nikoskelainen},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  year={1992},
  volume={11},
  pages={973-978}
}
The maximum serum levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) in 126 patients with hematological malignancies who had 554 febrile episodes were analyzed retrospectively with regard to documented infections and fever of unknown origin. The CRP levels were significantly higher when the blood culture was positive than when it was negative (p=0.002). The CRP levels were… CONTINUE READING