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Our 8 year old son, who either has Tourettes or PANDAS started ticcing again a month ago after almost complete cessation of tics after 2 rounds of amox last September. He is back on amox and we are awaiting ASOT results, but he had a c-reactive protein test and the result was 12 which I understand is a little elevated. I have not had a chance to discuss this with the ped can anyone tell me any info about this result. Is it high?

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Our 8 year old son, who either has Tourettes or PANDAS started ticcing again a month ago after almost complete cessation of tics after 2 rounds of amox last September. He is back on amox and we are awaiting ASOT results, but he had a c-reactive protein test and the result was 12 which I understand is a little elevated. I have not had a chance to discuss this with the ped can anyone tell me any info about this result. Is it high?

 

 

I don't know how high that is because I am from Canada and I think the test is taken a little differently here (using a different measuring system I think). What I can tell you is that an elevated CRP is indicative of inflammation in the body. My son's was elevated when this all began for us with rheumatic fever. It has not been checked again so I don't really know what his level of CRP is now. Do you know why they checked his CRP?? If you are trying to figure out how high his level is, you might find a lab's or hospital's website that provides the normal range for CRP using the same measuring method that was used to measure your son's CRP (my son's was measured in mg/dl for which the normal range is between 0 and 1.0 but it can also be measured in mg/L and nmol/L..........and I'm not sure what else).

 

Hope that helps at least a little.

 

PKM

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  • 4 years later...

I wanted to bump this thread, has anyone looked at these levels? I've been reading alternatives for anti-inflammatory and this one jumps out with fish oil as a recommendation. DD has elevated cholesterol.

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Yes, fish oil is a good recommendation for inflammation and for cholesterol as well. High cholesterol in children that are of normal weight is NOTHING. Especially when the HDL and LDL ratio is good. Don't know why this is becoming a deal lately (actually I do know, are pharma companies looking for a new market for Lipitor??)

 

Foods that raise HDL cholesterol are: butter, eggs, beef,coconut oil, palm oil, sour cream etc... You get the idea : animal based fats.

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