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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(1): 761-766
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.601.091


Diagnostic Utility of serum C – Reactive Protein in Rhinosinusitis and its Role in Reducing Antibiotic Use
S. Gowri* and Kanaga Priya Muthiah
Department of Microbiology, Tirunelveli Medical College, Tirunelveli, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

This study was undertaken to evaluate the utility of serum C-reactive protein in the diagnosis of bacterial sinusitis and its role in reduction of antibiotic use in case of viral sinusitis. A total of 100 blood samples were collected from patients with clinical diagnosis of acute rhino sinusitis in the age group 15-65 years attending Outpatient Department of E.N.T. Semi quantitative determination of serum C –reactive protein was done by latex agglutination method (Span diagnostics) as per the manufacturer’s instructions. Among study population, CRP was normal in 66 (66%) patients and the same was increased in 34 (34%) patients. Among the CRP elevated group (34), 6 persons had CRP levels more than 0.6 mg/dl to 1 mg/dl, 14 persons had CRP levels within the range of 1.1-5 mg/dl, and the remaining 14 persons had CRP levels more than 5 mg/dl. The present study has elucidated the role of assay of serum CRP as a marker of inflammation in sinusitis. The role of assay of serum CRP by rapid passive latex agglutination method was studied and found valid.


Keywords: Acute rhino sinusitis, CRP,ESR,Rapid test, antibiotics.
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Gowri, S., and Kanaga Priya Muthiah. 2017. Diagnostic Utility of serum C - ReactiveProtein in Rhinosinusitis and its Role in Reducing Antibiotic Use.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(1): 761-766. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.601.091