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Slightly Elevated C Reactive Protein And Inflammatory Diseases
Why do I have a chronically elevated C reactive protein? I am afebrile, asymptomatic, eat a healthy anti inflammatory diet, have no dental disease.
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. ...Read more
What does it mean if you are prone to getting kidney stones and have regularly elevated neutrophil counts and elevated c reactive protein?
Not common...: The thing about c-reactive protein is that it's not too specific - meaning, if it's elevated, it could be elevated for a bunch of reasons: infection, inflammation, etc... And it doesn't tell you which organ system has the infection or inflammation. We measure it sometimes in the hospital, but it's not one of those i've seen regularly ordered by primary care physicians as an outpatient. ...Read more
Any cause for..: Inflammation causes a rise in crp! arthritis, trauma, infection, and even certain metabolic diseases such as diabetes can do it as well. A high CRP is associated with cardiovascular and stroke disease risk, because inflammation releases chemical that damage the blood vessel lining. It is not the CRP doing damage, but it is the best surrogate marker for inflammation! ...Read more
For a 35 c-reactive protein count and high neutrophils together, could that indicate any type of illness or disease?
Yes: Likely some type of inflamation, causes are many. ...Read more
Can a c reactive protein blood test detect peyronies inflamation?if not ,how come?what sort of diseases can it find?
No: The CRP is almost always normal in that disorder. ...Read more
Are C-reactive protein (CRP) and ESR levels typically elevated with advanced stage cancer such as stage 4 lymphoma?
No: These tests are neither sensitive nor specific for much. They generate enormous confusion and unnecessary fear. C-RP is made in atherosclerotic plaques and is often up in bad atherosclerosis. It's also made in the liver in response to some interleukins in disease elsewhere, especially some arthritis variants. Sed rate reflects globulins and fibrinogen, not usually up in lymphoma. ...Read more
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