Inflammation Markers

As of Friday (20-5-2011) Her CRP has started to increase, but a good sign is that her Fibrinogen is back in the normal range – excellent news! – Please continue to pray for all her inflammation markers to be ‘normal’.


What are they?

The inflammation markers are indicators of inflammation within her body.  They will spike usually when there is some kind of activity.

The C-reactive protein (CRP) is a protein found in the blood, the levels of which rise in response to inflammation.  The circumstances above where there is raised CRP have usually been at the same time as a high temperature and an infection (as was the case before easter).

High levels of Fibrinogen can be associated with cardiovascular disease (>3.43 g/L). It may be elevated in any form of inflammation within the body.  We do not suspect that Kezia has cardiovascular issues, but we have been recommended to watch this marker by a respected clinic in the USA.

Ceruloplasmin is a ferroxidase enzyme, it is the major copper-carrying protein in the blood, and in addition plays a role in iron metabolism.  The graph above shows that her levels are at the upper range of normal.