Correlation of serum C-reactive protein, white blood count and neutrophil percentage with histopathology findings in acute appendicitis Full Text
World Journal of Emergency Surgery, 08/08/2012
Xharra S et al. – The raised value of the C–reactive protein (CRP) was directly related to the severity of inflammation. CRP monitoring enhances the diagnostic accuracy of acute appendicitis. The diagnostic accuracy of CRP is not significantly greater than white blood count (WBC) and Neutrophil percentage (NP). A combination of these three tests significantly increases the accuracy. The authors found that elevated serum CRP levels support the surgeon's clinical diagnosis.