A 40-year-old member asked:

C reactive protein level of 2.2 in toddler. is this normal?

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Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Specializes in Pediatrics
Well, it is not bad.: The "crp" or c-reactive protein is a non-specific marker for inflammation or for infection. This is useful in toddlers to distinguish between a bacterial infection (elevated crp) or viral infection (rarely causes significant rise in CRP values). Zero is normal; however, a 2.2 is not bad. With my pneumonia last winter, my CRP was 27.9. So, talk this over with your pediatrician for better clarity.
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