Diagnostic accuracy of CRP & WCC in abdomino-pelvic diseases of non-traumatic acute abdomen by taking CT findings as gold standard

Chauhan, M.N., Rehman, Shafiq, Riaz, M., Jonker, Leon, Ali, D., Zaman, S. and Canelo, Ruben (2018) Diagnostic accuracy of CRP & WCC in abdomino-pelvic diseases of non-traumatic acute abdomen by taking CT findings as gold standard. Austin Journal of Surgery, 5 (5). p. 1142.

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Abstract

Acute abdomen is a common presentation to many emergency departments worldwide. It is important to differentiate self-limiting causes and serious surgical causes. Inflammatory markers such as WCC and CRP currently being used to determine the cause, assess severity and guide further investigation for acute abdomen. The aim of this study was to determine diagnostic accuracy of C - reactive protein and White Cell Count in abdomino-pelvic diseases of non-traumatic acute abdomen by taking CT scan findings as gold standard. We found that CRP levels of above 100 were highly sensitive (94%) and specific (92%) for an acute surgical abdomen. WCC was not as accurate at determining an acute surgical abdomen due to reasons such as neutropenic sepsis.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Austin Journal of Surgery
Publisher: Austin Publishing Group
ISSN: 2381-9030
Departments: Health, Psychology & Social Studies (HPSS)
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 24 May 2018 12:09
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2018 23:52
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/3848

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