A 37-year-old female asked:
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can osteoarthritis, rhematoid arthritis and fibromyalgia cause elevated crp levels?

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Dr. George Arcos
37 years experience Pain Management
Yes: C reactive protein is a more sensitive marker of inflammatory conditions; can be elevated in aging, osteo and rheumatoid arthritis types, myocardial infarction, ulcerative colitis, chronic kidney disease .It is predictive of cardiac risk. Increased body mass index increases crp.
Answered on Mar 22, 2018
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Not so! Fibromyalgia: Fibro and osteoarthritis are non inflammatory! CRP is not elevated with these. If CRP is elevated, look elsewhere!
Answered on Jun 11, 2017

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