Journal of Current Surgery, ISSN 1927-1298 print, 1927-1301 online, Open Access
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Volume 7, Number 1-2, June 2017, pages 7-10

The Value of C-Reactive Protein in Enhancing Diagnosis of Acute Appendicitis


Figure 1.
Figure 1. Percentage of the prevalence of different types of appendicitis. High prevalence was reported among suppurative and inflammation, while low prevalence was reported for necrotizing appendix.
Figure 2.
Figure 2. The level of CRP and WBC among different types of appendicitis. Very high CRP is likely to be associated with necrotizing appendicitis, while CRP of 40 or more can be associated with suppurative or inflammatory one. CRP more than 100 and less than 150 may suggest possible perforated or gangrenous appendicitis. Necrotizing appendicitis showed high WBC but the use of WBC may not provide adequate discrimination between different types of appendicitis.