Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 427-

Elevation of C-reactive protein in Zika virus infection


Sora Yasri1, Viroj Wiwanitkit2,  
1 KMT Primary Care Center, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Hainan Medical University, Hainan, China

Correspondence Address:
Sora Yasri
KMT Primary Care Center, Bangkok
Thailand




How to cite this article:
Yasri S, Wiwanitkit V. Elevation of C-reactive protein in Zika virus infection.Ann Trop Med Public Health 2016;9:427-427


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Yasri S, Wiwanitkit V. Elevation of C-reactive protein in Zika virus infection. Ann Trop Med Public Health [serial online] 2016 [cited 2019 Sep 22 ];9:427-427
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Dear Sir,

C-reactive protein (CRP) is an important basic laboratory investigation. It is an acute phase protein that can be high in many conditions including to infection. It can also be useful in the follow-up of disease activity. Here, the authors summarize the data on CRP level in the new emerging Zika virus infection.[1],[2] Based on the available data on 27 cases with Zika virus infections,[3],[4],[5],[6] mean CRP level is equal to 15.2 mg/L which is considered high (normal value <10 mg/L). This can mean that elevation of CRP is an important finding in Zika virus infection and might be useful in clinical diagnosis and follow-up of the patients.

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