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Acute Phase Reactants

Specialty:

Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology
Clinical Laboratory

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

A number of serum proteins may show a nonspecific increase in their blood concentration in response to inflammation. These can contribute to a number of findings including an elevation in the erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR). The increase in these proteins is often mediated by cytokines.

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