CRP Examination In Newborns?

hello I want to ask. why does BBL check CRP? what disease do you usually suffer from? if BBL is 1 day old, the CRP level is +96, why is it? what are the symptoms? thanks in advance

1 Answer:

Good afternoon, thanks for asking at C-reactive protein (CRP) is the name of a substance produced by the liver in response to inflammation or inflammation in the body. A high CRP level indicates a moderate inflammatory condition, which can range from bacterial infection to cancer. That is why, CRP examination is more intended to confirm the presence or absence of an inflammatory process that is going on rather than to diagnose a specific disease.

CRP examination is not routinely performed, especially in newborns. When done, it means that the doctor suspects an infectious or inflammatory process that could be occurring in the baby, which could be triggered by:

Premature rupture of membranes
Premature birth
Inflammation of the amniotic membrane or cloudy amniotic fluid

Infections experienced by the mother during pregnancy
Other infections that the baby has

Some sources also attribute elevated CRP to heart disease and immune system disease. Regarding the symptoms, because as we said, the possibility of the disease varies, we cannot explain with certainty, especially in babies who are only 1 day old, the symptoms may not be typical. If anything, they can be a body temperature that's too high or too low, breathing that's too fast or too slow, and a heart rate that's also too fast or too slow. With a result of 96 mg / L, this figure is already high and there is indeed inflammation going on.

Our advice, follow your pediatrician's recommendations, because there are not many choices that can be given to newborns. We wish your child a speedy recovery.

That's all, hope it helps.

dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa

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