Abstract:Background: The C reactive protein (CRP) is one of the most accurate inflammatory
markers in acute appendicitis (AA). Obesity leads to a pro-inflammatory
state with increased CRP, which may interfere with the interpretation of
this laboratory test in AA. Aim: To assess sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value (PPV), and
negative predictive value (NPV) of CRP in patients with AA and their
correlation to body mass index (BMI) and body fat composition. Method: This is a retrospective study based on cli… Show more
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