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. 1.01.1 Groven, Nina; Fors, Egil A.; Reitan, Solveig Klæbo (Jun 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. 

plasma - The liquid part of blood, lymph, or milk after removing any suspended material. Most of the time, "plasma" simply refers to blood, after all the blood cells have been removed. If you also remove the clotting factors, then the plasma is referred to as "serum".

ME/CFS - An acronym that combines myalgic encephalomyelitis with chronic fatigue syndrome. Sometimes they are combined because people have trouble distinguishing one from the other. Sometimes they are combined because people see them as synonyms of each other.

α - Greek letter alpha or alfa (symbol)

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