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The purpose of this study is to determine whether various serum marker levels [C-reactive
protein (CRP), white blood cell (WBC) count, glucose] or body temperature at admission
are associated with severity of odontogenic infections.
This retrospective chart review of patients admitted to the hospital for treatment
of severe odontogenic infections (SOIs) over a five-year period (2016- 2020) assigned
patients with a severity score (SS) of greater than or equal to five to Group A and
those with a SS of less than five to Group B. Serum marker levels and temperature
at admission were collected, and comparisons between Group A and Group B were conducted
for serum marker levels and body temperature at admission using two sample t-tests.
The mean serum CRP and temperature at admission between the two groups was not statistically
significant (p > 0.05). The mean WBC count and serum glucose at admission between
the two groups was statistically significant (p = 0.001 and p = 0.036, respectively).
This study demonstrates that serum glucose and WBC at admission are significantly
higher in patients with more severe SOIs. In addition, serum CRP and body temperature
at admission are not adequate prognostic indicators of odontogenic infection severity.
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