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Table 2 Performance of CRP according to clinical features of sepsis

From: Prospective evaluation of the usefulness of C-reactive protein in the diagnosis of neonatal sepsis in a sub-Saharan African region

Clinical features Total
n = 302
Positive blood culture within clinical feature Positive CRP within positive blood culture
  No % No % No %
Fever 116 38.4 52 44.8 42 80.8
Respiratory distress 112 37.1 48 42.9 37 77.1
Jaundice 81 26.8 27 33.3 22 81.5
Poor suck 75 24.8 39 52.0 29 74.4
Apnoea 27 8.9 7 25.9 7 100.0
Hypothermia 26 8.6 14 53.8 8 57.1
Convulsion 20 6.6 10 50.0 6 60.0
Vomiting 15 5.0 9 60.0 9 100.0
Irritability 10 3.3 6 60.0 5 83.3
Lethargy 10 3.3 6 60.0 6 100.0