A marker or sign of inflammation, often found in patients with A-Fib. 82
A protein produced by the liver during periods of inflammation and detectable in serum in various disease conditions particularly during the acute phase of immune
Protein produced by the liver when there is an inflammatory process occurring in the body. Serum levels of CRP are increased in various inflammatory diseases, degenerative diseases, and cancers, including myeloma. Lower levels are associated with a more favorable prognosis in myeloma.
a byproduct of inflammation; a globulin that is found in the blood in some cases of acute inflammation
A plasma protein that increases in the blood in the presence of inflammation from certain conditions, including coronary heart disease.
A protein that indicates the amount of inflammation present in the body
C-reactive protein is a protein whose plasma concentrations increase (or decrease) by 25% or more during inflammatory disorders.
A protein in the blood that increases with inflammation. The test is used to measure progression of rheumatoid arthritis or the response to treatment.
A protein in the blood that increases with inflammation. The test is used to measure activity of Crohn's disease or the response to treatment.
protein that is present in increased levels in any pathological condition associated with invasive bacterial infection, postoperative infection, or tissue damage present in many acute inflammatory conditions
an abnormal protein in the blood that is seen in myeloma patients
Its measurement in the blood can be used to detect or grade inflammation.
A plasma protein that can be a marker for inflammatory activity.
A plasma protein that rises in the blood with the inflammation from certain conditions. See the entire definition of C-reactive protein
CRP is a general test for a protein that elevates when there is acute systemic inflammation. Since the CRP is a general test, a positive CRP may indicate a number of things, including: Rheumatoid arthritis Rheumatic fever Cancer Tuberculosis Pneumococcal pneumonia Myocardial infarction Systemic Lupus Connective tissue disease Bacterial, viral, fungal, or parasitic infection Other causes of ongoing inflammation Positive CRP results also occur during the last half of pregnancy or with the use of oral contraceptives.
a special type of protein produced by the liver that is only present during episodes of acute inflammation
A method of measuring inflammation similar to the ESR. See "How is Lupus Diagnosed?"
A naturally occurring chemical in the blood that is elevated when inflammation is present. Inflammation in arteries can make plaque rupture, causing stroke or heart attack.
is an inflammatory marker - a protein that the body releases in response to inflammation. Thus, elevated levels of CRP in the blood mean that there is inflammation somewhere in the body. CRP is not normally present in the blood of a healthy patient. CRP levels can increase by as much as 1000-times with inflammation. Conditions that commonly lead to marked changes in CRP include infection, trauma, surgery, burns, inflammatory conditions, and advanced cancer. Moderate changes occur after strenuous exercise, heatstroke, and childbirth. Psychological stress and some psychiatric illnesses can cause small changes in CRP levels. CRP is the only inflammatory marker that has been found to be an indicator of heart health. Therefore, doctors often carry out a CRP test at the same time as cholesterol and other lipid tests to help predict a patient's risk of heart attack.
This is a test done on the blood. When it is positive, it indicates the possible presence of acute inflammation in the body. This appears to be more sensitive and an earlier indicator of inflammation than a sedimentation rate, but both are helpful in determining the presence of inflammation in the body.
An acute phase response protein only present in blood during or after trauma, infection, serious illness.
A molecule produced by the body’s immune system during inflammation.
a small molecule secreted from the liver and other tissues in response to inflammation. The function of C-reactive protein is not clear, but it can be used as a marker of the amount of inflammation occurring in a person. Inflammation is now known to contribute to atherosclerosis and C-reactive protein can be used as a risk factor for this.
One of the plasma proteins known as acute-phase proteins: proteins whose plasma concentrations increase (or decrease) by 25% or more during inflammatory disorders. CRP is a test of value in medicine, reflecting the presence and intensity of inflammation although an elevation in C-reactive protein is not the absolute diagnostic sign of any one condition. Inflammation is believed to play a major role in the development of coronary artery disease; markers of inflammation have been tested in respect to heart health. In a recent study, CRP was found to be the only marker of inflammation that independently predicts the risk of a heart attack.
A protein that appears, usually within 24 hours, in the blood during the acute stage of inflammatory disorders such as rheumatic fever, or after a myocardial infarction (heart attack). The serum level of CRP is a sensitive indicator and monitor of rheumatic activity.
C-reactive protein (CRP) is a plasma protein, an acute phase protein produced by the liver. It is a member of the pentraxin family of proteins. It should not be confused with C-peptide or Protein C.