Tests to identify systemic inflammation

Tests to identify systemic inflammation

Other than an elevated ESR, CRP, and ACD, what additional tests suggest systemic inflammation?

Patients with a systemic inflammatory disease such as vasculitis frequently have a reactive thrombocytosis, mild elevation of hepatic alkaline phosphatase, and low albumin.

The low albumin is due to hepatic synthesis of acute-phase reactants at the expense of albumin.

Thus, the low albumin is not due to malnutrition, which is frequently postulated but incorrect.


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