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A 37-year-old female asked:

What does elevated hs-crp mean?does it mean heart or inflammation on organs, muscles, bones. can it mean cancer?

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Dr. Atif Haque
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
Non-specific: An elevated CRP could mean any number of things--infection, inflammation, recent injury/surgery, autoimmune phenomenon, etc. I would discuss with the ordering physician.
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