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A 32-year-old female asked:

hs crp blood test picks up inflammation. inflammation of what exactly? all possible infections, or just related to cardiovascular / auto immune?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
HS CRP: Very non-specific and can be due to inflammation anywhere.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
A low CRP is good. A high CRP is meaningless unless you're following the activity of a known disease. As Dr. Raff points out, it's completely non-specific.
Nov 7, 2013

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