Studies of serum C-reactive protein in systemic lupus erythematosus.

  title={Studies of serum C-reactive protein in systemic lupus erythematosus.},
  author={Ralph Williams and Molly E. Harmon and Rufus Watson Burlingame and Terry W. Du Clos},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  volume={32 3},
OBJECTIVE To examine the relationship of serum C-reactive protein (CRP) levels to other indicators of disease activity during the course of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS In 124 patients serum CRP was measured retrospectively by ELISA and in some instances by radial immunodiffusion. Serum CRP levels were compared to laboratory, clinical, and radiographic assessments of disease activity. In many patients, serial CRP levels were measured over months or years to determine whether… CONTINUE READING