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Study Papers | Paediatrics | India | Volume 12 Issue 2, February 2023
Correlation of C-Reactive Protein with Neonatal Sepsis in Term and Preterm Neonates
Dr. Anumolu Niharika
Abstract: Neonatal sepsis had vague signs and symptoms, so high index of suspicion help in arriving to an early diagnosis and management of sepsis. Neonatal sepsis is most common in male neonates and neonates with antenatal complications like premature rupture of membranes and meconium-stained amniotic fluid. Respiratory distress is the most common clinical presentation in our study. This finding is more common in preterm neonates. Blood culture yield is poor; hence diagnosis of sepsis with rapid diagnostic tests is necessary. C-REACTIVE PROTEIN as the rapid diagnostic test which has high sensitivity in diagnosis of neonatal sepsis. C-REACTIVE PROTEIN can be considered in both term and preterm neonates.
Keywords: Neonatal sepsis C-REACTIVE PROTEIN Preterm Neonate Term Neonate Blood Culture
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 2, February 2023,
Pages: 1103 - 1105