Letters Raised inflammatory markers

A useful diagnostic and prognostic tool for acute appendicitis and acute pancreatitis

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e1404 (Published 28 February 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e1404
  1. Rajesh K Choudhary, associate specialist, general surgery (colorectal)1,
  2. Manaswini Choudhary, medical student2
  1. 1Darlington Memorial Hospital, Darlington DL3 6HX, UK
  2. 2Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ School of Medicine, London, UK
  1. choudhary{at}lineone.net

Watson and colleagues did not cover the diagnostic and prognostic value of raised inflammatory markers in common surgical conditions, such as acute appendicitis and acute pancreatitis.1

Interest in C reactive protein (CRP) and white cell count as diagnostic markers for acute appendicitis has grown …

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