Creactive proteins elevated...

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dunny2
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   Posted 5/11/2009 9:34 AM (GMT -7)   
How do they know whether this from Crohn's or Lupus, any ideas?
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sjkly
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   Posted 5/11/2009 2:52 PM (GMT -7)   
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
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   Posted 5/11/2009 3:12 PM (GMT -7)   
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...

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