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2020 Sep

Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg



Diagnostic value of serum pentraxin 3 level in children with acute appendicitis.


Duman L, Cesur Ö, Kumbul Doğuç D, Çelik S, Karaibrahimoğlu A, Savaş MÇağrı
Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg. 2020 Sep; 26(5):699-704.
PMID: 32946083.


Appendicitis is one of the most common surgical emergencies. Early diagnosis of appendicitis is important in children because any delay in treatment substantially leads to complicated appendicitis. In this study, we aimed to test the diagnostic value of pentraxin 3 (PTX3) level in children with acute appendicitis and to investigate whether there is a relationship between the progression of the disease and PTX3 level.