Association of white blood cell count and C-reactive protein with outcomes in children hospitalized for community-acquired pneumonia
© 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.
Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
C-reactive protein; outcomes; pediatrics; pneumonia; white blood cell count
Williams, D. J., Hall, M., Auger, K. A., Tieder, J. S., Jerardi, K. E., Queen, M., Statile, A. M., Myers, A., Shah, S. S. Association of white blood cell count and C-reactive protein with outcomes in children hospitalized for community-acquired pneumonia Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal 34, 792-793 (2015).