alexa C-Reactive Protein in Patients with Ischemic Stroke
Infectious Diseases

Infectious Diseases

Journal of Tropical Diseases & Public Health

Author(s): Muhammed KS, Pirbhomal M, Zulfiqar AQB, Muhammad FM, Bikha RD

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The present study was conducted to evaluate the C-reactive protein (CRP) in patients with ischemic stroke at Liaquat University Hospital, Hyderabad, Pakistan. All patients with ischemic stroke 18 years of age, of either gender were evaluated for their serum CRP level. The severity of stroke was graded according to the Modified Rankin Scale (mRS). During six months study period, 112 patients with ischemic stroke were evaluated for CRP level, of which 74 (66%) were males and 38(34%) were females. The observed symptoms included sudden numbness or weakness of the face 72(64%), arm or leg 85(76%), sudden confusion and seizures 78(70%), trouble speaking or understanding speech 80(71%), sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes 62(55%), sudden trouble walking 78(70%), dizziness 66(59%), loss of balance or coordination 73(65%), sudden severe headache 90(80%) and combined / mixed symptoms in 105 (94%) patients. The overall mean CRP in ischemic stroke patients was 8.35±3.73 whereas it was 8.11±41 and 8.82±3.11 in male and female subjects with ischemic stroke respectively. The mean of stroke patients had raised CRP was 10.62±1.76 whereas the mean of stroke patients had normal CRP was 4.84±3.23 (p=<0.01). The CRP was raised in sixty eight (60.7%) patients and normal in forty four (39%) p = 0.03. Majority of the patients with raised CRP had score 4 or 5 on Modified Rankin Scale (p <0.01). Eighty five (76%) patients belonged to rural area whereas twenty seven (24%) were from urban areas of the province. The present study detected elev

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