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What is a c-reactive protein?
Michele Meltzer, MD
Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

Date Added: 05/22/13

The C-reactive protein is a protein that is released by the liver when there is inflammation. It is one of the tests that we use to monitor our patients who have rheumatoid arthritis. Since rheumatoid arthritis is characterized by state of inflammation, we look to see if the C-reactive protein fal...
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Dr. Michele Meltzer, MD, joined the staff of Thomas Jefferson University in 2007. She is currently working with ILAR (International League of Associations for Rheumatology) East Africa to improve opportunities to learn about rheumatic disease in Africa as well as India. She has been active in rheumatology professional societies including the Philadelphia Rheumatism Society and the American College of Rheumatology.
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