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C-reactive protein (CRP) Is a cyclic, acute phase protein that is synthesized by the liver during inflammation.
It is used as a reliable marker of the inflammatory process in the body. It grows rapidly but non-specifically in response to tissue damage and inflammation and is a more sensitive and rapid rate than EDS (erythrocyte sedimentation rate). If CRP levels are already elevated, EDS levels may still be normal.
CRP is a valuable marker for diagnosing and monitoring the effects of acute inflammatory diseases, especially in intensive care units and young children.
CRP concentration increases:
The physiological role of CRP is complex:
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