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Had high CRP level. No autoimmune, arthritis and no infections. What can be the cause?

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hello. i have had a crp level of doubled the amount of high. i have had this for many many years. doc says it systemic but he has never found anything. no autoimmune, arthritis, no infections nothing. its been 15 years of this. what can be causeing this.?
Posted Fri, 9 Aug 2013 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Venkat Sivayogi 1 hour later
Hi there,

Welcome to XXXXXXX

Although CRP is a sensitive reflector of inflammation, it is not specific for inflammation.

It may also reflect minor Non-inflammatory injuries to the body in which there are minor degrees of metabolic malfunction, such as- obesity, cigarette smoking, diabetes mellitus, uremia, hypertension, low levels of physical activity, oral sleep disturbance, chronic fatigue, low alcohol consumption, depression, aging, or other apparently noninflammatory states.

So the final conclusion is CRP should be considered to support any clinical condition whether its related to infection or inflammation along with other lab tests and patients clinical symptoms.

As you don't have any manifestation of definitive disease,and you are apparently healthy for years- Then there is no need to worry about it.

Hope you are clarified now.
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