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Serum C-reactive protein measurement in the detection of intercurrent infection in Oriental patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.
  1. C R Hind,
  2. S C Ng,
  3. P H Feng,
  4. M B Pepys


    In a prospective study serum C-reactive protein (CRP) concentrations were measured during 28 febrile episodes in 27 Oriental patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Although active SLE was associated with only a modest rise in serum CRP level, intercurrent infection provoked substantially higher levels. Serum CRP thus provides a sensitive objective test for this complication in SLE patients of all ethnic groups.

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