Articles | Volume 8, issue 2
https://doi.org/10.5194/jbji-8-119-2023
https://doi.org/10.5194/jbji-8-119-2023
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30 Mar 2023
Original full-length article |  | 30 Mar 2023

Evaluating the utility of inflammatory markers in the diagnosis of soft tissue abscesses of the forearm and hand

Sarah R. Blumenthal, Adnan N. Cheema, Steven E. Zhang, Benjamin L. Gray, and Nikolas H. Kazmers

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Short summary
Upper extremity abscesses frequently present to the acute care setting with inconclusive physical examination and imaging findings. This study sought to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of various serum inflammatory markers that are commonly used in the diagnosis of other types of infections. Results demonstrated that C-reactive-protein, an acute phase inflammatory marker, is the most sensitive test, but it is the least specific.