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C-Reactive Protein

Question: a 35 c-reactive protein count and high neutrophils togeather could mean any type of illness or disease? On Dr. Oz today he had a lady on there that had a 20.4 c-reactive protein count and he had said that he had never seen a number that high. Should I see a doctor immediately and which type of doctor should I see.

Answer: A positive test means you have inflammation in the body. This may be due to a variety of different conditions, including: * Cancer * Connective tissue disease * Heart attack * Infection * Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) * Lupus * Pneumococcal pneumonia * Rheumatoid arthritis * Rheumatic fever * Tuberculosis This list is not all inclusive. Note: Positive CRP results also occur during the last half of pregnancy or with the use of birth control pills (oral contraceptives).

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