C-reactive protein

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C-reactive protein

[¦sē rē‚ak·tiv ′prō‚tēn]
(immunology)
A plasma protein that is present normally in low concentration, and after trauma or infection in much higher concentration; the biological function is unknown.
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Letters are in the mail to all producers with expiring CRP contracts, describing possible options.
Before calculating the genetic score, we first defined the exposure allele (or the risk allele) as the allele related to elevate circulating CRP levels according to our data and previous report, that is, T allele in rs1417938, G allele in rs1800947, and C allele in rs1205.[9] We then calculated an unweighted CRP genetic score by adding the number of CRP-increasing alleles that the person had inherited at each variant.
While in 2nd group, antibiotics were continued for seven days and on 7th days serum CRP were measured to determine positive or negative values.
Both CRP and ESR are cost effective, easily available in all hospitals and are useful biomarkers for diagnosis and prognosis of RA.
Comparison of Ranson, Glasgow, MOSS, SIRS, BISAP, APACHE-II, CTSI Scores, IL-6, CRP, and Procalcitonin in Predicting Severity, Organ Failure, Pancreatic Necrosis, and Mortality in Acute Pancreatitis.
CRP is also supportive in prognostication and in monitoring treatment in CKD patients, it rose in these patients because CKD is an inflammatory process and pro-inflammatory cytokines are responsible for its increased synthesis.
The readings of CRP were ranging between 0 and 12.7 mg/L (mean 5.6 mg/L) in patients with normal appendix and between 6-93.4 mg/L in patients with acute appendicitis.
Hemoglobin, total and differential leukocyte count, chest X-ray (PA view) spirometry, serum creatinine, serum bilirubin, SGPT, urine routine and microscopy, urine sugar and albumin, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, and CRP were investigated.
In 1997, Morehouse enrolled a significant portion of the inherited land in the CRP, agreeing to (1) not produce any agricultural crops, (2) establish and maintain perennial plant cover, and (3) periodically control weeds and pests.
CRP is characterized by centrally confluent and peripherally reticulated scaly brown plaques and papules that are cosmetically disfiguring.