A 70-year-old male asked:
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why do i have a chronically elevated c reactive protein? i am afebrile, asymptomatic, eat a healthy anti inflammatory diet, have no dental disease.

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Ignore it: I'm a pathologist and focused on the lab. Often, I wish we didn't even check CRP's. It's worthless except as an adjunct to the big picture. There's talk of it being a weak coronary risk factor -- but what are you going to do about it? Just live healthy. Plenty of people are in your situation -- we've just created one more thing to worry unnecessarily about. Manage your health & put it out of mind.
Answered on Dec 20, 2014
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