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C-reactive protein as an indicator of complications in bacterial meningitis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8979584     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To determine the value of serum C-reactive protein (CRP) estimation in the follow-up of bacterial meningitis (BM). DESIGN: Longitudinal follow-up. SETTING: Urban hospital. METHODS: Sequential serum CRP estimation was done in 50 healthy children and in 100 children with BM. Serial serum CRP value was correlated with the clinical picture in BM. RESULTS: Serial serum CRP in 14 patients with complicated BM was significantly different than the 72 uncomplicated BM cases. CONCLUSIONS: Serial determination of serum CRP may be a cheap, simple and reliable prognostic indicator in BM.
U K Singh; R K Sinha; S Suman; V K Singh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian pediatrics     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0019-6061     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian Pediatr     Publication Date:  1996 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-01-30     Completed Date:  1997-01-30     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985062R     Medline TA:  Indian Pediatr     Country:  INDIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  373-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Upgraded Department of Pediatrics, Patna Medical College, Bihar.
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MeSH Terms
Bacteria / isolation & purification*
Biological Markers / analysis*,  blood
C-Reactive Protein / analysis*
Child, Preschool
Follow-Up Studies
Infant, Newborn
Longitudinal Studies
Meningitis, Bacterial / complications*,  diagnosis
Reproducibility of Results
Sensitivity and Specificity
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Biological Markers; 9007-41-4/C-Reactive Protein

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