Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons                           
Year : 1997  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 17--20

C-reactive protein in detection of infection in children undergoing surgery.


RK Sharma, DK Gupta, SP Sharma, SC Gopal, AN Ganguly, U Singh, RN Mishra 
 Division of Pediatric Surgery, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

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RK Sharma
Division of Pediatric Surgery, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

ABSTRACT: A study was undertaken to know the efficacy of C-reactive protein (CRP) vis-a-vis total leucocyte count (TLC) and ESR, in detecting postoperative infection in children. All the three parameters showed increased value in postoperative infection and declining value when the infection was controlled. But the rise in CRP value was many folds in comparison to TLC and ESR in cases where postoperative infection was noted. Hence CRP can be included as a rapid and sensitive test to detect postoperative infection and to monitor the efficacy of treatment.


How to cite this article:
Sharma R, Gupta D, Sharma S, Gopal S, Ganguly A, Singh U, Mishra R. C-reactive protein in detection of infection in children undergoing surgery. J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg 1997;2:17-20


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Sharma R, Gupta D, Sharma S, Gopal S, Ganguly A, Singh U, Mishra R. C-reactive protein in detection of infection in children undergoing surgery. J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg [serial online] 1997 [cited 2021 Jan 25 ];2:17-20
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