Elevated serum levels of C-reactive protein are associated with more severe psychopathology in a subgroup of patients with schizophrenia.

@article{Fan2007ElevatedSL,
  title={Elevated serum levels of C-reactive protein are associated with more severe psychopathology in a subgroup of patients with schizophrenia.},
  author={X Fan and Cynthia A Pristach and Emily Y Liu and Oliver Freudenreich and David C Henderson and Donald C. Goff},
  journal={Psychiatry research},
  year={2007},
  volume={149 1-3},
  pages={267-71}
}
The present study examined the hypothesis that elevated serum levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) would be associated with more severe clinical symptoms in patients with schizophrenia. Twenty-six inpatients with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder were enrolled. Serum levels of CRP were measured, and each patient was assessed with the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS). Subjects with CRP levels above the normal range (CRP>0.50 mg/dl, elevated CRP group, N=5) scored significantly… CONTINUE READING