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Gestational age and the C reactive protein response
  1. M A Turner,
  2. S Power,
  3. A J B Emmerson
  1. St Mary’s Hospital, Whitworth Park, Manchester, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr Turner
    Neonatal Medical Unit, St Mary’s Hospital, Hathersage Road, Manchester M13 0JH, UK;


C reactive protein (CRP) concentrations are used routinely in the investigation and monitoring of neonatal sepsis. In this study, CRP responses were examined in the first week after birth. Among infants showing a clinically relevant CRP response, CRP concentrations > 60 mg/l were more likely with increasing gestational age.

  • C reactive protein
  • gestational age
  • proinflammatory response
  • high risk infants
  • sepsis

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