High CRP in blood test

Hi, my new born baby arrived on 29jan through normal full term.her crp value is high (39).docter advice for antibiotic.But she is doing fine .Mother feeding is normal.Is antibiotic course is required for baby?and what significance rcp take for any infection.Also culture test for blood test is normal.plz advice .
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Venkat Raghav Bangalore | General Physician
Hello, CRP c reactive protein which is acute phase reactant suggestive of infection or inflammation . It's considered in suspected infection in new born where even culture blood culture shows negative . Sometimes blood culture will not show bacterial due to maternal intrapartum IV antibioticsĀ , late onset sepsisĀ .So antibiotics are given to be in safer side .
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