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What Is Inflammation?

Inflammation is a process by which the body’s white blood cells and substances they produce protect us from infection with foreign organisms, such as bacteria and viruses. However, in some diseases, like arthritis, the body’s defence system — the immune system — triggers an inflammatory response when there are no foreign invaders to fight off. In these diseases, called autoimmune …

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C-reactive protein – CRP, hs-CRP, inflammation, heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis

What is C-reactive protein? C-reactive protein (CRP) is a substance produced by the liver in response to inflammation. Other names for CRP are high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) and ultra-sensitive C-reactive protein (us-CRP). A high level of CRP in the blood is a marker of inflammation. It can be caused by a wide variety of conditions, …

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