Role of C-reactive Protein, Total Leukocyte count and Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate as a Diagnostic and Prognostic Indicator in Maxillofacial Infections

Sivakumar Beena, Shaji Thomas, Darpan Bhargava, Suyash Dubey
2021 Indian Journal of Contemporary Dentistry  
Purpose: The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of C-reactive protein (CRP), Total Leukocyte Count(TLC) and Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR) levels as diagnostic and prognostic indicators in patientsdiagnosed with maxillofacial odontogenic infections.Materials and Methods: A prospective study was done among 30 patients with maxillofacial odontogenicinfections. Blood samples were collected at 3 intervals to detect the level of the study parameters followedby incision and drainage for
more » ... all the patients under Local anesthesia.Results: The mean CRP, TLC and ESR levels gradually reduced on 5th post-operative day as compared today 1 and 3 suggestive of resolution of the infectious state.Conclusion: We conclude that CRP is required only in selective cases of maxillofacial infection wheremonitoring under intensive care will be required, else TLC alone is sufficient to indicate the presence ofinfection along with adequate medical and surgical care.
doi:10.37506/ijocd.v9i2.16478 fatcat:ckicqeturbfsvabsfvdlo6z2aq