C-REACTIVE PROTEIN (CRP)
The Professional Medical Journal
Objective: To determine the frequency of raised C-reactive protein (CRP) inpatients with metabolic syndrome. Patients and methods: This cross sectional descriptivestudy of six months study was conducted at Liaquat University Hospital Hyderabad. All thepatients of 20 to 60 years of age, of either gender presented with symptoms of metabolicsyndrome for more than 01 year duration were admitted and evaluated for C-reactive protein.The data was analyzed in SPSS 16 and the frequency and percentage
... calculated. Results:Total one hundred patients (59 females and 41 males) with metabolic syndrome were evaluatedfor C-reactive protein. The mean waist circumference for males and female patients with raisedCRP was 48.93±2.33 and 48.42±3.41 while the mean ±SD of serum triglycerides level for maleand female with raised CRP was 192.41±3.21 and 196.31±3.43 respectively. The mean ±SD ofserum HDL-C level for male and female with raised CRP was 28.32±1.22 and 25.31±1.42. Themean ±SD of systolic and diastolic pressure for males and female patients with raised CRP was150±3.42 and 100.51±4.42. The mean ±SD of serum fasting blood sugar for male and femalepatients with raised CRP was 131.52±3.33 and 143.42±7.42 respectively. The mean ±SD ofCRP for male and female patients with raised CRP was 4.42±1.21 and 5.8±2.52. In relationto gender distribution, the majority of subjects from 40-49 years of age group with femalepredominance (p = 0.01) while the CRP was raised in 67% patients in relation to age (p=0.05)and gender (p=0.04) respectively. Out of 67 subjects with raised CRP 44 were females and 23were males.Conclusions: The CRP was raised in patients with metabolic syndrome.