Our expert says:
C-reactive protein (CRP) is a protein found in the blood, the levels increase when there is inflammation in the body or liver disease. People with a baseline high CRP without inflammation is more at risk for diabetes, hypertension and heart disease. I think it is wise of his doctor to admit him to try and find the cause of the elevation, so that it can be treated before it causes damage. I can't really tell you how concerning it is, it depends on the cause of the elevation.
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