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When does your body produce C-reactive protein (CRP)?

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Your body produces C-reactive protein, or CRP, when something is starting to become inflamed. So if a doctor finds CRP in your blood, which he can do through a test, he’ll know there’s inflammation (or swelling) happening somewhere in your body.

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The American Heart Association.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on September 05, 2018

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The American Heart Association.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on September 05, 2018

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