CRP, otherwise called C-reactive protein, is a protein produced by the liver and is an inflammation marker. A CRP test is done to measure the level of C-reactive protein in the blood. Its value increases in response to inflammation and also in the case of some autoimmune or chronic diseases.
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Query: Hello doctor, I am a healthy and active 34 year old female, with the sudden onset of a finger and thumb stiffness, one week ago. It is more like a dull ache. I am wondering what this could be. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, a sudden onset either looks like a nerve, joint or a blood vessel problem. I would like to ask you a few more queries: Where exactly is the pain, at the base of the fingers, the tip or all of it? Do all your fingers hurt or is it only the first and the second? Di... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I told my dermatologist I probably have psoriatic arthritis. I have knee pain that I take Advil to get through the day at work. I was also told to get on Cosentyx, but it is too expensive for me. What other options do I have? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, it is a possibility that your knee is getting affected by psoriatic arthritis, but we should also rule out underlying osteoarthritis priorly, for which an x-ray would be sufficient (if they have done it, you can attach the reports). Secondly, I would like to kn... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, My physician told me that my autoimmune blood test revealed a positive RNP result. I am looking for reassurance that this result is not indicative of MTCD. I am very scared. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. These antibodies show a positive result even when the patients do not have any symptoms. Apart from antibodies, we need to check ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate), CRP (C-reactive protein), complete blood count, and liver function test. Please update the history and ... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor,I have had pain and a tiny bump on right pinky (DIP) for over six months, only when I touch it. Now I have slight stiffness in two other DIP joints and one PIP joint (same R hand which I use a lot on the computer, maybe two hours a day). Also one DIP joint other hand. It got much worse ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, as per your clinical history and symptoms it does look like nodal osteoarthritis of the hands. My point in favor: 1. DIP joints are never involved in rheumatoid arthritis. If they are inflamed we have to think of alternative diagnosis. Either OA or psoriatic arth... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, My husband is suffering from ankylosing spondylitis, and he is under treatment since last year. His doctor has now suggested Adfrar 40 injections along with physiotherapy and belt. The doctor has also suggested halting swimming until further instructions. I am looking for a second opi... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), and his disease does look quite severe. Developing a compression fracture is an indication that the disease activity is high. The reason for stopping exercises would be the fracture itse... Read Full »