Comparison of the efficacy of serum amyloid A, C-reactive protein, and procalcitonin in the diagnosis and follow-up of necrotizing enterocolitis in premature infants


Cetinkaya M., Ozkan H. , Koksal N. , Akaci O., ÖZGÜR T.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY, vol.46, no.8, pp.1482-1489, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2011.03.069
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1482-1489
  • Keywords: Serum amyloid A, C-reactive protein, Procalcitonin, Necrotizing enterocolitis, Newborn, ACUTE-PHASE PROTEINS, NEONATAL SEPSIS, BLOOD-COUNT, DISEASE, PARAMETERS, MANAGEMENT, RESPONSES, SEVERITY

Abstract

Purpose: The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of serum amyloid A (SAA) with that of Creactive protein (CRP), and procalcitonin (PCT) in diagnosis and follow-up of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) in preterm infants.