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Usefulness of C-reactive protein in diagnosis of intrapartum and postpartum neonatal sepsis
Sudan Journal of Medical Sciences
Objective: To determine effects of intrapartum risk factors for early onset sepsis (EOS) on CRP levels in neonates and to assess the suitability of this test in diagnosing EOS. Design: Cohort study. Setting: Labour and post natal wards in a pediatric and obstetric department at military hospital in Zarka. Subjects: 200 neonates at risk of developing infection. Methods: CRP levels in cord blood and neonatal blood at 24 hrs were estimated using commercial kits. Babies were observed for signs ofdoi:10.4314/sjms.v3i3.38542 fatcat:rbvmh4aazbafnlah5jqaanlia4