Creactive proteins elevated...

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

dunny2
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 3200
   Posted 5/11/2009 10:34 AM (GMT -6)   
How do they know whether this from Crohn's or Lupus, any ideas?
Vicky

Too many years with CD
Two bowel resections, several obstructions.
Fibromyalgia and recently diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis and lupus.
B12 Shots bi-weekly

Laughter is the brush that sweeps the cobwebs from our hearts...


sjkly
Veteran Member


Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 2113
   Posted 5/11/2009 3:52 PM (GMT -6)   
They don't. C reactive protein can be elevated for any number of reasons including a cold, a splinter or any sort of infection or inflamation.
By itself it is not a very good test. It measures markers for inflamation but does not tell us where the inflamation is coming from.

dunny2
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 3200
   Posted 5/11/2009 4:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, I knew it meant inflammation, but just wondered if because you have IBD & lupus it would automatically indicate one
or the other was flaring a little more than usual...
Vicky

Too many years with CD
Two bowel resections, several obstructions.
Fibromyalgia and recently diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis and lupus.
B12 Shots bi-weekly

Laughter is the brush that sweeps the cobwebs from our hearts...

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Sunday, March 26, 2017 7:20 AM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 2,781,971 posts in 305,726 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 152063 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, triple_rainbow.
304 Guest(s), 8 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
cupcakespinkgal, mm57553, Roberts89, jonevers, lyme2015, blckmstngman1, Jack & Diane, Deejavu


Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook  Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter  Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest
Advertisement
Advertisement

©1996-2017 HealingWell.com LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer