Case studiesDiagnosing wound infection: the use of C-reactive protein

Diagnosing wound infection: the use of C-reactive protein

Assessment and diagnosis, Infection | Andrew Kingsley, Vanessa Jones

Background: The diagnosis of wound infection is often restricted to the use of clinical signs and symptoms which are not always reliable. Aims: To determine if systemic C-reactive protein (CRP) measurements could be used as a diagnostic marker for wounds whose healing is delayed by the effects of wound bed bioburden.

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