AIR SCORE ASSESSMENT FOR ACUTE APPENDICITIS.
Arquivos brasileiros de cirurgia digestiva : ABCD = Brazilian archives of digestive surgery, September 2015
VON-Mühlen, Bruno, Franzon, Orli, Beduschi, Murilo Gamba, Kruel, Nicolau, Lupselo, Daniel
Acute appendicitis is the most common cause of acute abdomen. Approximately 7% of the population will be affected by this condition during full life. The development of AIR score may contribute to diagnosis associating easy clinical criteria and two simple laboratory tests. To evaluate the score AIR (Appendicitis Inflammatory Response score) as a tool for the diagnosis and prediction of severity of acute appendicitis. Were evaluated all patients undergoing surgical appendectomy. From 273 patients, 126 were excluded due to exclusion criteria. All patients were submitted o AIR score. The value of the C-reactive protein and the percentage of leukocytes segmented blood count showed a direct relationship with the phase of acute appendicitis. As for the laboratory criteria, serum C-reactive protein and assessment of the percentage of the polymorphonuclear leukocytes count were important to diagnosis and disease stratification.
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