Role of Alvarado score and biological indicators of C-reactive protein, procalicitonin and neopterin in diagnosis of acute appendicitis


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Dal F., ÇİÇEK Y. , PEKMEZCİ S. , Kocazeybek B., BAHAR TOKMAN H. , KONUKOĞLU D. , et al.

ULUSAL TRAVMA VE ACIL CERRAHI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF TRAUMA & EMERGENCY SURGERY, cilt.25, ss.229-237, 2019 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 25 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5505/tjtes.2018.57362
  • Dergi Adı: ULUSAL TRAVMA VE ACIL CERRAHI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF TRAUMA & EMERGENCY SURGERY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.229-237

Özet

BACKGROUND: The determination of a definitive preoperative diagnosis of acute appendicitis (AA) remains a challenge; however, delays in diagnosis increase complication rates. The aim of this study was to investigate the contribution of the Alvarado score (AS) alone and the AS combined with the use of the biological indicators of C-reactive protein (CRP), procalcitonin (PCT) and neopterin (NP) in the diagnosis.