Articles in "Systemic inflammatory response syndrome"

The absence of fever, elevated CRP and SIRS indicates 99.5% negative predictive value for excluding bacteremia

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

A large cohort study out of Denmark examining over 17,000 ER visits by adults determined that the absence of all three criteria: fever, elevated CRP and SIRS criteria had a 99.5% negative predictive value for excluding bacteremia.