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Serum C-reactive protein levels in pre-dialysis chronic kidney disease patients in southern Nigeria
Ghana Medical Journal
Cardiovascular disease is the major cause of hospitalization and mortality in chronic kidney disease (CKD). C-reactive protein (CRP) is a marker of cardiovascular disease and predictor of mortality in CKD patients. CKD patients with elevated CRP should be identified early with institution of measures to treat cardiovascular risk factors in order to reduce attendant mortality. Aims: Determination of serum CRP levels in CKD patients and associated factors. Methods: This was a case-control studydoi:10.4314/gmj.v50i1.5 fatcat:6j6hcewjgvdbjnxx2qktnyzpzq