C Reactive Protein Blood Test (CRP) (cont.)
C-reactive Protein Prognosis
The outlook on elevated c-reactive protein depends on the associated factors causing it. In terms of cardiovascular disease, lower levels of c-reactive protein may be associated with lower overall risk of disease and a better outlook for the patient.
Medically reviewed by Robert J. Bryg, MD; Board Certified Internal Medicine with subspecialty in Cardiovascular Disease
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Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/23/2014
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