C-reactive protein levels in the first three hours after acute cerebral infarction.

@article{Camerlingo2011CreactivePL,
  title={C-reactive protein levels in the first three hours after acute cerebral infarction.},
  author={Massimo Camerlingo and Laura A. N. Valente and Marcello Tognozzi and Gian Luca Beretta and Luca Moschini and Bruno Mario Cesana},
  journal={The International journal of neuroscience},
  year={2011},
  volume={121 2},
  pages={65-8}
}
BACKGROUND Although thought to be involved in the precipitation of the acute ischemic stroke, C-reactive protein (CRP) was scarcely investigated in the first few hours of a cerebral infarction. PATIENTS AND METHODS CRP was measured in a consecutive series of patients within the first 3 h of the onset of a first-ever acute cerebral infarction, and in control inpatients, matched for sex and age (±2 years). RESULTS Three hundred eighty-seven stroke patients and 387 controls were enrolled… CONTINUE READING