CRP/albumin ratio: A promising marker of gram-negative bacteremia in late-onset neonatal sepsis


GÜNEŞ H. , YURTTUTAN S., ÇOBANUŞAĞI M., DOĞANER A.

TURK PEDIATRI ARSIVI-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF PEDIATRICS, vol.56, pp.32-36, 2021 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 56
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.14744/turkpediatriars.2020.99076
  • Title of Journal : TURK PEDIATRI ARSIVI-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF PEDIATRICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.32-36
  • Keywords: Albumin, bacteremia, C-reactive protein, Gram-negative bacterial infection, neonatal sepsis, C-REACTIVE PROTEIN, SERUM-ALBUMIN, PROCALCITONIN, DIAGNOSIS, PREDICTOR

Abstract

Objective: Neonatal sepsis is a clinical condition that results in serious morbidity and mortality unless urgently diagnosed and treated. Obtaining the results of blood cultures to determine the causative agent in sepsis is a time-consuming process. The CRP/albumin ratio is an inflammatory marker that has started to be used in recent years. The aim of our study was to investigate the relationship between CRP/albumin and Gram-negative bacterial sepsis in neonates.