Annals of Ophthalmology

, Volume 34, Issue 4, pp 179–180 | Cite as

C-reactive protein in eales disease

  • Sandeep Saxena
  • Dipak Kumar
  • Sangeeta Kapoor
  • Amita Jain
Original Article

Abstract

C-reactive protein (CRP) is an acute-phase reactant. A study was undertaken to estimate CRP, by rapid slide latex test, in 32 consecutive cases of Eales disease and 32 matched healthy controls. Elevated levels of CRP were detected in 11 (84.6%) of 13 cases of active disease. The CRP titers ranged from 0.6 to 2.4 mg%. Sensitivity and specificity of this test were 84% and 100%. After oral methotrexate pulsed therapy, elevated levels of CRP returned to normal.

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© Humana Press Inc. 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sandeep Saxena
    • 2
  • Dipak Kumar
    • 2
  • Sangeeta Kapoor
    • 1
  • Amita Jain
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Ophthalmology, King George’s Medical CollegeUniversity of LucknowLucknowIndia
  2. 2.Department of Microbiology King George’s Medical CollegeUniversity of LucknowLucknowIndia

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