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Acute phase proteins

CRP and BSR levels can be elevated in a wide range of diseases, such as trauma, infection, infarction, neoplasms, vasculitis, obesity, and inflammatory arthritis. The humoral parameters of inflammation are very helpful in the diagnosis and in the monitoring of disease activity in rheumatological diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, polymyalgia rheumatica, and giant cell arteritis.




CRP and rheumatoid arthritis - PubMed

Diagnostic accuracies of procalcitonin and C-reactive protein for bacterial infection in patients with systemic rheumatic diseases: a meta-analysis - PubMed

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