Serum C-reactive protein determination in acute pelvic inflammatory disease

Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1986 Jan;154(1):158-9. doi: 10.1016/0002-9378(86)90419-9.


We have studied the role of serum C-reactive protein determination in the diagnosis of acute pelvic inflammatory disease. Acute-phase serum C-reactive protein concentration reflected the extent and the severity of pelvic inflammatory disease more closely than erythrocyte sedimentation rate or white blood cell count determinations. We recommend that both C-reactive protein concentration and erythrocyte sedimentation rate should be routinely used to augment the clinical diagnosis of pelvic inflammatory disease.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Blood Sedimentation
  • C-Reactive Protein / analysis*
  • Endometritis / blood
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Laparoscopy
  • Leukocyte Count
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease / blood*
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease / diagnosis
  • Salpingitis / blood


  • C-Reactive Protein