SIGNIFICANCE OF C REACTIVE PROTEIN IN DIAGNOSTIC APPROACH OF PLEURAL EFFUSION

Dr Sanjib Bandyopadhyay, Dr Kaushik Kar

Abstract


Present study included 115 Pleural Effusion patients. Pleural fluid were collected and separated as Transudate and Exudate. Further analysis
determined the provisional diagnosis of exudates. Pleural Fluid C-Reactive Protein(CRP) concentrations indicated towards diagnosis and severity
of exudates. CRP in pleural fluid is a helpful tool in diagnosis and monitoring of pleural effusion patients.


Keywords


Pleural effusion,Exudate, CRP

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