(see also orthopaedic infections)
- an acute phase protein that can be used to follow the course of acute infections;
- produced in the liver by cytokines - IL-6
- it rises and falls faster than the ESR;
- 10 mg per liter is used as the threshold for total hip infection infection;
- using this threshold, the sensitivity and specificity are both about 90%
- Use of erythrocyte sedimentation rate and C-reactive protein level to diagnose infection before revision total knee arthroplasty. A prospective evaluation.
- Quantitation of C-reactive protein levels and erythrocyte sedimentation rate after spinal surgery.
- Fever, C-reactive protein, and erythrocyte sedimentation rate in monitoring recovery from septic arthritis: a preliminary study.
- The usefulness of C-reactive protein levels in the identification of concurrent septic arthritis in children who have acute hematogenous osteomyelitis. A comparison with the usefulness of the erythrocyte sedimentation rate and the white blood-cell count.
- Changes in erythrocyte sedimentation rate and C-reactive protein after total hip arthroplasty.
- Assessment of the Test Characteristics of C-Reactive Protein for Septic Arthritis in Children.
- C-reactive protein levels in synovial fluid potentially strong markers for periprosthetic joint infection