A 37-year-old female asked:
can osteoarthritis, rhematoid arthritis and fibromyalgia cause elevated crp levels?
2 doctor answers
Dr. George Arcos answered
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
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