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ImYoungWithRA posted:
What does this mean C Reactive 4.32
allie_bf responded:
CRP means c reactive protein. High levels of this protein are found when there is inflammation somewhere in the body. It's a nonspecific indication of inflammation because it doesn't tell anything about whether the inflammation is in your heart, or in your knees, just that it's there. Rheumatologists use CRP levels as an indicator to tell them how active your disease is at a particular time. Most of the time, CRP should be <3, ideally between 0-1, but levels in the teens can be seen during disease flares. Your 4.32 suggests that you do have an uptick in your lupus (or arthritis or whatever,) but that you've caught it early.

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