C-reactive protein

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C-reactive protein (CRP) is a protein found in blood plasma, whose levels rise in response to inflammation. Its origin is in the liver.

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CRP related to ME/CFS[edit | edit source]

A 2019 study in Norway found that the level of the inflammatory marker high-sensitivity CRP (hsCRP) levels were significantly higher for both the CFS and the fibromyalgia groups compared to healthy controls when adjusting for age, smoking, and BMI.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Groven, Nina; Fors, Egil A.; Reitan, Solveig Klæbo (June 2019). "Patients with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome show increased hsCRP compared to healthy controls". Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. doi:10.1016/j.bbi.2019.06.010.