Association of High Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein (hs-CRP) with Diabetic RetinopathyJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.3, No. 5)
Publication Date: 2014-05-15
Authors : Manjiri Naik; Indira Kanjani; Sushant Yadav; Syed Umar Quadri;
Page : 683-686
Keywords : hs CRP; Diabetic retinopathy;
Aim To study the association of high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) with diabetic retinopathy. Material and Methods An observational study was carried out in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) both newly diagnosed and known cases of DM admitted in Medicine ward and not suffering from any other inflammatory condition. The hs-CRP levels were measured by Behring Nephalometer analyzer system. Fundus examination was done for retinopathy. Result Out of 75 type 2 DM patients, 49 patients had retinopathy.18 patients had mild non progressive retinopathy, 30 patients had moderate NPDR, whereas only 1 patient had severe NPDR. High hs-CRP levels were observed with moderate retinopathy and severe retinopathy. Conclusion The hs-CRP levels were raised in patient with diabetic retinopathy, also hs-CRP levels had association with severity of diabetic retinopathy.
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