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Relevance of C- reactive protein (CRP) and other inflammatory markers as valuable tool in oral and systemic diseases

N. Chitra, K. R. Premlal, Selvaraj Stephen

Citation Information : Chitra N, Premlal KR, Stephen S. Relevance of C- reactive protein (CRP) and other inflammatory markers as valuable tool in oral and systemic diseases. 2018; 8 (2):49-50.

DOI: 10.5005/jsd-8-2-49

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 08-08-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2018; The Author(s).


Oral and systemic infections are posing crucial and overwhelming problems to the individuals. Inflammation has been found to play a vital role in the pathogenesis of various oral and systemic diseases such as gingivitis, periodontitis, cardiovascular diseases, atherosclerosis, cerebrovascular ischemia, preeclampsia etc. Hence it is essential to be aware of the existing disease, careful identification of the etiological factors and diagnosis, treatment and regular follow up. Once inflammation is triggered, within few hours, a group of diverse proteins termed as acute phase proteins are synthesized by the liver and excreted into circulation as a host defense and adaptive response which is termed as acute phase response. These proteins serve as inflammatory markers and measurement of these help in identifying the status of the underlying infection.

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