Leukocyte populations and C-reactive protein as predictors of bacterial infections in febrile outpatient children.


Kaya Z., Kucukcongar A., Vuralli D., Emeksiz H. C., Gursel T.

Turkish journal of haematology : official journal of Turkish Society of Haematology, vol.31, no.1, pp.49-55, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

Abstract

Objective: Infections remain the major cause of unnecessary antibiotic use in pediatric outpatient settings. Complete blood count (CBC) is the essential test in the diagnosis of infections. C-reactive protein (CRP) is also useful for assessment of young children with serious bacterial infections. The purpose of the study was to evaluate leukocyte populations and CRP level to predict bacterial infections in febrile outpatient children.