Plasma C-reactive protein levels among children with sleep-disordered breathing.

@article{Tauman2004PlasmaCP,
  title={Plasma C-reactive protein levels among children with sleep-disordered breathing.},
  author={Riva Tauman and Anna Ivanenko and Louise M O'Brien and David Gozal},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2004},
  volume={113 6},
  pages={e564-9}
}
INTRODUCTION Levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), an important serum marker of inflammation with major implications for cardiovascular morbidity and atherogenesis, are elevated among adult patients with sleep-disordered breathing (SDB). We hypothesized that elevated CRP plasma levels would also be present among children with SDB. METHODS Eighty-one children (mean age: 9.3 +/- 3.7 years) underwent polysomnographic evaluations. Samples for plasma CRP level and lipid profile determinations were… CONTINUE READING