Which acute inflammatory markers may indicate disease activity in Crohn disease?

Updated: Jul 26, 2019
  • Author: Leyla J Ghazi, MD; Chief Editor: Praveen K Roy, MD, AGAF  more...
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Answer

Acute inflammatory markers, such as C-reactive protein (CRP) level or erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), may correlate with disease activity in some patients. If Crohn disease activity is suspected, however, a normal ESR or CRP level should not deter further evaluation.


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