Myrtle Beach, SC
A 52-year-old female asked:

C-reactive protein quant 11.5. (highest scale 4.9). can't take nsaids. what will bring inflammation down? steroids make hair fall out...

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
Leave it alone: CRP isn't an illness to be treated. At best, it's a weak estimate of atherosclerosis risk to be used only as an adjunct to a history and physical assessing your other risk factors and what should be done. It's also up in some of the inflammatory illnesses but these would be obvious enough if one was present.
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