Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology


Year
: 1998  |  Volume : 41  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 23--6

C-reactive protein and buffy coat smear in early diagnosis of childhood septicemia.


A De, K Saraswathi, A Gogate, K Raghavan 
 Department of Microbiology, L.T.M.M.C., Sion, Bombay

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A De
Department of Microbiology, L.T.M.M.C., Sion, Bombay

Out of 200 cases of septicemia in children (age group 0-14 years), 111 had positive C-Reactive Protein (CRP > 12 mg/l) and 84 were buffy coat smear positive. Blood culture was positive in 98 cases, with predominant organism being Klebsiella pneumoniae, followed by Staphylococcus aureus. CRP test showed 100% sensitivity and 87.3% specificity, while buffy coat smear showed 76.5% sensitivity and 91.2% specificity. As blood culture reports are not available before 48-72 hours, combination of CRP test and buffy coat smear examination will be very helpful in early diagnosis of childhood septicemia.


How to cite this article:
De A, Saraswathi K, Gogate A, Raghavan K. C-reactive protein and buffy coat smear in early diagnosis of childhood septicemia. Indian J Pathol Microbiol 1998;41:23-6


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De A, Saraswathi K, Gogate A, Raghavan K. C-reactive protein and buffy coat smear in early diagnosis of childhood septicemia. Indian J Pathol Microbiol [serial online] 1998 [cited 2022 Aug 11 ];41:23-6
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