INFLAMMATION AND DISEASE PROGRESSION
CRP (C-Reactive Protein) measures
inflammation and disease progression.
CRP is not a specific disease Rather, it serves as a warning signal for other serious conditions. Inflammation is the body's attempt to heal itself after injury and defend itself against viruses or bacteria.
Elevated CRP can be used as a predictor of cardiovascular diseases, infections (which may require antibiotic treatment), chronic inflammatory diseases or certain cancers (e.g. lymphoma). CRP monitoring is a fundamental means of discovering serious conditions at an early stage.
Auto inflammatory diseases are those in which the immunesystem mistakenly attacks healthy tissue. Auto inflammatory diseases includes arthritis, pelvic inflammation and hepatitis. Early detection and initial treatment can lessen the side effects.