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Table 3 Preoperative values

From: Diagnostic value of blood inflammatory markers for detection of acute appendicitis in children

mean ± SD (median) [min-max] Nonsurgical abdominal pain Early appendicitis Suppurative appendicitis Perforative appendicitis
WBC count [x103/μl] 11.5 ± 5.9 (9.5) [5.4–22.5] 14.5 ± 5.1 (12.6) [5.1–48.6] 17.1 ± 4.8 (17.1) [4.5–27.5] 20.3 ± 7.5 (20.2) [5.3–37.4]
ESR [mm/h] 19.3 ± 10.5 (17.0) [6.0–34.0] 29.9 ± 10.2 (22.0) [5.0–73.0] 26.2 ± 14.6 (27.0) [8.0–45.0] 60.0 ± 24.7 (57.0) [20.0–95.0]
CRP [mg/l] 10.8 ± 15.1 (5.0) [5.9–66.0] 19.9 ± 19.5 (9.9) [5.0–106.0] 28.7 ± 25.1 (17.0) [5.0–92.0] 77.7 ± 49.4 (72.0) [5.0–203.0]
IL-6 [pg/ml] 3.8 ± 4.3 (2.5) [0.0–12.2] 15.3 ± 23.2 (5.9) [0.0–112.0] 29.5 ± 34.4 (18.5) [0.0–109.8] 70.3 ± 104.9 (32.5) [9.0–472.0]
TNF alpha [U/ml] 47.4 ± 31.8 (40.0) [6.0–117.9] 81.5 ± 57.6 (40.0) [40.0–279.0] 90.3 ± 69.7 (67.5) [2.6–313.8] 138.6 ± 64.4 (147.0) [40.0–317.0]
Acid alpha1 glycoprotein [g/l] 1.0 ± 0.4 (1.0) [0.5–1.8] 1.3 ± 0.3 (1.3) [0.5–2.4] 1.3 ± 0.3 (1.3) [0.5–1.9] 1.9 ± 0.6 (1.7) [1.4–2.8]
Endotoxin [pg/ml] 13.8 ± 12.8 (6.0) [6.0–45.0] 11.8 ± 15.9 (4.5) [4.0–70.0] 12.4 ± 12.5 (4.0) [4.0–34.0] 34.7 ± 37.5 (21.0) [4.0–100.0]
  1. significant differences are outlined in table 4.