Is the level of C-reactive protein correlated with the extent of carotid atherosclerosis?


Benbir G. , Bozluolcay M., Ince B.

ACTA NEUROLOGICA BELGICA, cilt.105, ss.73-80, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 105 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2005
  • Dergi Adı: ACTA NEUROLOGICA BELGICA
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.73-80

Özet

Background : Increased intima-media thickness (IMT) of the common carotid arteries (CCA) and elevated levels of highly sensitive C-reactive protein (hsCRP) are both shown to be associated with the occurrence of stroke. We investigated whether elevated hsCRP level is a risk factor for the increased IMT of the CCA independent of other proven risk factors for the ischemic stroke and studied the interaction between hsCRP level and the extent of carotid atherosclerosis.