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RMJ. 2021; 46(4): 862-865


Diagnostic accuracy of combination of abnormal total leukocyte count, platelet count and C-reactive protein for diagnosis of neonatal sepsis taking blood culture as gold standard

Hasan Sardar Sadiq, Shoaib Ali, Habib Ullah, Sahira Aaraj, Aleena Khan, Malik Muhammad Atif.

Abstract
Objective: To determine the diagnostic accuracy of combination of abnormal total leukocyte count, platelet count and C-reactive protein (CRP) for diagnosis of neonatal sepsis taking blood culture test as gold standard.
Methodology: This cross sectional study was conducted at Children Hospital, Lahore from 15-11-2019 to 15-6-2020 and included 201 neonates. Blood sample was collected for total leukocyte count, platelet count and CRP. Total leukocyte count >30000/mm3, <5000mm3, platelet count <100000/mm3 and CRP >10mg/L were considered diagnostic for neonatal sepsis.
Results: The mean age of neonates was 14.577.88 days; male to female ratio was 1.2:1. The sensitivity, specificity, & diagnostic accuracy of combination test were 77.59%, 92.94% & 84.08%, respectively taking blood culture as gold standard.
Conclusion: The combination of abnormal total leukocyte count, platelet count and CRP for diagnosis of neonatal sepsis is a reliable method.

Key words: Blood Culture, C-Reactive Protein, leukocyte count, neonatal sepsis, platelet count.


 
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Sadiq HS, Ali S, Ullah H, Aaraj S, Khan A, Atif MM. Diagnostic accuracy of combination of abnormal total leukocyte count, platelet count and C-reactive protein for diagnosis of neonatal sepsis taking blood culture as gold standard. RMJ. 2021; 46(4): 862-865.


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Sadiq HS, Ali S, Ullah H, Aaraj S, Khan A, Atif MM. Diagnostic accuracy of combination of abnormal total leukocyte count, platelet count and C-reactive protein for diagnosis of neonatal sepsis taking blood culture as gold standard. http://www.rmj.org.pk/?mno=70930 [Access: October 14, 2021].


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Sadiq HS, Ali S, Ullah H, Aaraj S, Khan A, Atif MM. Diagnostic accuracy of combination of abnormal total leukocyte count, platelet count and C-reactive protein for diagnosis of neonatal sepsis taking blood culture as gold standard. RMJ. 2021; 46(4): 862-865.



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Sadiq HS, Ali S, Ullah H, Aaraj S, Khan A, Atif MM. Diagnostic accuracy of combination of abnormal total leukocyte count, platelet count and C-reactive protein for diagnosis of neonatal sepsis taking blood culture as gold standard. RMJ. (2021), [cited October 14, 2021]; 46(4): 862-865.



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Sadiq, H. S., Ali, . S., Ullah, . H., Aaraj, . S., Khan, . A. & Atif, . M. M. (2021) Diagnostic accuracy of combination of abnormal total leukocyte count, platelet count and C-reactive protein for diagnosis of neonatal sepsis taking blood culture as gold standard. RMJ, 46 (4), 862-865.



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Sadiq, Hasan Sardar, Shoaib Ali, Habib Ullah, Sahira Aaraj, Aleena Khan, and Malik Muhammad Atif. 2021. Diagnostic accuracy of combination of abnormal total leukocyte count, platelet count and C-reactive protein for diagnosis of neonatal sepsis taking blood culture as gold standard. Rawal Medical Journal, 46 (4), 862-865.



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Sadiq, Hasan Sardar, Shoaib Ali, Habib Ullah, Sahira Aaraj, Aleena Khan, and Malik Muhammad Atif. "Diagnostic accuracy of combination of abnormal total leukocyte count, platelet count and C-reactive protein for diagnosis of neonatal sepsis taking blood culture as gold standard." Rawal Medical Journal 46 (2021), 862-865.



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Sadiq, Hasan Sardar, Shoaib Ali, Habib Ullah, Sahira Aaraj, Aleena Khan, and Malik Muhammad Atif. "Diagnostic accuracy of combination of abnormal total leukocyte count, platelet count and C-reactive protein for diagnosis of neonatal sepsis taking blood culture as gold standard." Rawal Medical Journal 46.4 (2021), 862-865. Print.



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Sadiq, H. S., Ali, . S., Ullah, . H., Aaraj, . S., Khan, . A. & Atif, . M. M. (2021) Diagnostic accuracy of combination of abnormal total leukocyte count, platelet count and C-reactive protein for diagnosis of neonatal sepsis taking blood culture as gold standard. Rawal Medical Journal, 46 (4), 862-865.








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