C-reactive protein

What is C-reactive protein?

C-reactive protein (CRP) is a protein found in the blood, the levels of which rise in response to inflammation (i.e., C-reactive protein is an acute-phase protein). Its physiological role is to bind to phosphocholine expressed on the surface of dead or dying cells (and some types of bacteria) in order to activate the complement system via the C1Q complex.

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i went in for a swollen knee not really painful no known injury just woke up w/ it. bloodwork shows high sed rate & high c-reactive protein (says...

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Hi welcome to health care magic forum, The knee joint swelling with out pain is not a thing to be worried. High C Reactive proteine and ESR may...

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I have large, swirly, pretruding veins on each side of my forehead. I have had them many years and they are always visible. They start at the top...

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The first thing we need to ascertain is whether the prominent blood vessel you talk about is a vein or...

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I am 57; 6'0" and 194 pounds, very fit and muscular. I play basketball, tennis, racquetball all weekly and lift weights 3x/week. I have my blood...

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Hi,

Thanks for the query.

C Reactive Protein (CRP) is an indicator of infammation anywhere in the body. Both sore throat and rotator cuff tear...

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I have a high ESR and CRP rate. (I do not have the exact numbers, however, this is what the person who called and told me my blood test results...

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Hi - I have just been diagnosed with Polymyalgia Rheumatica - very severe case - CRP level 56. I am on a strong regime of meds - prednisone 20mg...

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hi Doctor, My SGPT level is 71. is it normal and high sensitivity CRP level is 9? Also pls go thru the reports i have sent. want to kno overall...

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Hi, I am a 68 year old female. I am experiencing excuriating pain in my knees, down my shins and into my feet, now today am also getting them in my...

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