CORRELATION BETWEEN SERUM C-REACTIVE PROTEIN LEVEL WITH SEVERITY OF THE DISEASE IN COVID-19 PATIENTS
Keywords:Severe acute respiratory syndrome, Covid-19, C- reactive protein, Intensive care unit.
Background: To find the levels of serum CRP in confirmed Covid-19 patients and to compare their levels in patients with mild to moderate disease and patients with severe disease who required ICU care for management.
Methods: A Cross sectional study was carried out on 100 confirmed cases of Covid-19, in whom Serum levels of Random sugar (RBS), Creatinine, Urea, C- reactive protein (CRP) were measured.
Results: The levels of serum Urea, Creatinine were significantly increased in group II when compared to group 1, and the levels of CRP were significantly increased with p value <0.0001 in group IIwhen compared to group I.
Conclusion: Findings of our study suggest that determination of biochemical parameters like CRP at the time of hospitalization helps in predicting the severity of disease and need for ICU for better treatment management and prevention of adverse outcome.
Keywords: Severe acute respiratory syndrome, Covid-19, C- reactive protein, Intensive care unit.
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