Comparison of serum amyloid A concentrations with those of C-reactive protein and procalcitonin in diagnosis and follow-up of neonatal sepsis in premature infants


Cetinkaya M., Oezkan H., Koeksal N., Celebi S., Hacimustafaoglu M. K.

JOURNAL OF PERINATOLOGY, vol.29, no.3, pp.225-231, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1038/jp.2008.207
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF PERINATOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.225-231
  • Keywords: serum amyloid A, C-reactive protein, procalcitonin, neonatal sepsis, newborn, LATE-ONSET SEPSIS, BACTERIAL SEPSIS, MARKERS, INFECTION, INCREASE, VALUES
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Objective: The purpose of this study was to determine the role of serum amyloid A (SAA) in diagnosis of neonatal sepsis and evaluation of clinical response to antibiotic therapy. We also aimed to compare the efficiency of SAA with that of C-reactive protein (CRP) and procalcitonin (PCT) in diagnosis and follow-up of neonatal sepsis in preterm infants.