PROSPECTIVE STUDY OF C-REACTIVE PROTIEN LEVEL IN DIAGNOSIS OF ACUTE APPENDICITIS
Keywords:C-reactive protein, Appendix, Appendectomy
Background: Acute appendicitis is a common complaint among emergency department patients. To study the role of CRP-level in diagnosis.
Methods: The source of data was from pretested proforma which takes into account clinical history, general physical examination, relevant investigations, imaging modalities.
Results: CRP test sensitivity was 94.00%, specificity was 86.00 %, positive predictive value was 94.00%, negative predictive value was 70.00% and diagnostic accuracy was 94.00%.
Conclusion: raised serum C-reactive protein reducing the rate of negative explorations.
Keywords: C-reactive protein, Appendix, Appendectomy
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