International Journal of Medical and Health Research

International Journal of Medical and Health Research


International Journal of Medical and Health Research
International Journal of Medical and Health Research
Vol. 3, Issue 3 (2017)

Study of comparison of Procalcitonin and C-reactive protein concentration as early marker of neonatal sepsis


Dr. Saroj Kumar, Dr. Pradeep Kumar

Objectives: To compare between C-reactive protein (CRP) and Procalcitonin (PCT) regarding diagnosis and outcome of neonatal sepsis.
Participants: Seventy newborn Infants admitted to NICU for sepsis management.
Results: Of the total 70 Neonates admitted in NICU, 31.4%, 42.9% and 25.7% were categorized as proven sepsis, suspected sepsis and clinical sepsis respectively. Procalcitonin was positive in 100% compared to the CRP positivity in 63.6% of the proven sepsis cases. Mortality rate is significantly increased in proven sepsis compared to clinical sepsis.
Intervention: Sepsis workup laboratory tests. Main Outcome Measures: Specific diagnostic and prognostic impact of the tests.
Conclusion: Comparing with CRP, PCT is not only a good diagnostic measure of neonatal sepsis but also effective predictor of sepsis outcome.
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Dr. Saroj Kumar, Dr. Pradeep Kumar. Study of comparison of Procalcitonin and C-reactive protein concentration as early marker of neonatal sepsis. International Journal of Medical and Health Research, Volume 3, Issue 3, 2017, Pages 100-103
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