Title

Association of white blood cell count and C-reactive protein with outcomes in children hospitalized for community-acquired pneumonia

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-2015

Identifier

doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000000724

Abstract

© 2015 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. We examined the association between baseline peripheral white blood cell count and C-reactive protein (CRP) values with outcomes among 153 children hospitalized with pneumonia. In multivariable analyses, CRP, but not white blood cell count, was significantly associated with both fever duration and hospital length of stay. For every 1mg/dL increase in CRP, length of stay increased by 1 hour.

Journal Title

Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal

Volume

34

Issue

7

First Page

792

Last Page

793

Keywords

C-reactive protein; outcomes; pediatrics; pneumonia; white blood cell count

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