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Diagnostic accuracy of c-reactive protein in immunocompromised patients with sepsis in intensive care units

Manu S Menon, Simbita Marwah, Mihir Mehta, Arya D Dipak.

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Abstract
Background: It is very crucial to recognize infection in immunocompromised patients. The purpose of this study was to explore the diagnostic accuracy of C-reactive protein (CRP) in critically ill immunocompromised patients with sepsis.<Q: Since the same is appearing under “Aim and Objective” already, please consider deleting the sentence “The purpose of…with sepsis” and providing some different information.>

Aims and Objective: To find out the diagnostic utility of CRP in immunocompromised patients with sepsis.

Materials and Methods: This was a cross-sectional study, which included immunocompromised patients with suspected sepsis. Patients were classified into two diagnostic groups: those with nonbacterial sepsis and those with bacterial sepsis, and the values of CRP were estimated.

Results: Of 94 patients (63 men and 31 women) with a median age of 56 years (95% CI 53.9–59.3), 74 (78.5%) had immunosuppression with nonbacterial sepsis and 20 (21.4%) had immunosuppression with bacterial sepsis. CRP concentrations were higher in the group with bacterial sepsis [30.94 ng/ml (95% CI 25.13–36.74)] than those with nonbacterial sepsis [7.46 ng/ml (95% CI 7.05–7.87), P < 0.0001]. CRP concentrations that were >6 mg/L had 93.33% sensitivity but only 63.20% specificity for diagnosing sepsis. The accuracy of diagnosis was 87.23%. The area under the receiver-operating characteristic curve was 0.82 (0.72–0.92).

Conclusion: Despite limited specificity in critically ill immunocompromised patients, CRP concentrations may help to rule out bacterial infection.

Key words: C-reactive protein; Immune deficiency; Bacterial sepsis; Non-bacterial sepsis


 
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Manu S Menon, Simbita Marwah, Mihir Mehta, Arya D Dipak. Diagnostic accuracy of c-reactive protein in immunocompromised patients with sepsis in intensive care units. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. 2015; 5(3): 166-169. doi:10.5455/njppp.2015.5.2011201410


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Manu S Menon, Simbita Marwah, Mihir Mehta, Arya D Dipak. Diagnostic accuracy of c-reactive protein in immunocompromised patients with sepsis in intensive care units. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. (2015), [cited June 01, 2022]; 5(3): 166-169. doi:10.5455/njppp.2015.5.2011201410



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Manu S Menon, Simbita Marwah, Mihir Mehta, Arya D Dipak (2015) Diagnostic accuracy of c-reactive protein in immunocompromised patients with sepsis in intensive care units. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol, 5 (3), 166-169. doi:10.5455/njppp.2015.5.2011201410



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Manu S Menon, Simbita Marwah, Mihir Mehta, Arya D Dipak. 2015. Diagnostic accuracy of c-reactive protein in immunocompromised patients with sepsis in intensive care units. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 5 (3), 166-169. doi:10.5455/njppp.2015.5.2011201410



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Manu S Menon, Simbita Marwah, Mihir Mehta, Arya D Dipak. "Diagnostic accuracy of c-reactive protein in immunocompromised patients with sepsis in intensive care units." National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology 5 (2015), 166-169. doi:10.5455/njppp.2015.5.2011201410



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Manu S Menon, Simbita Marwah, Mihir Mehta, Arya D Dipak. "Diagnostic accuracy of c-reactive protein in immunocompromised patients with sepsis in intensive care units." National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology 5.3 (2015), 166-169. Print. doi:10.5455/njppp.2015.5.2011201410



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Manu S Menon, Simbita Marwah, Mihir Mehta, Arya D Dipak (2015) Diagnostic accuracy of c-reactive protein in immunocompromised patients with sepsis in intensive care units. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 5 (3), 166-169. doi:10.5455/njppp.2015.5.2011201410