Reply To: Blood Labs – WBC and CRP
May 22, 2017 at 6:17 pm
CR-P, it seems, is sometimes used as a measure of the degree of inflammation, in the blood, in relation to heart disease and sometimes, other diseases. It’s use for this purpose may be controversial.
I vaguely recall an article by Dr. Lewis, the Lewis in Lewis-Sumner variation of CIDP where he states that WBC should be carefully monitored by your Doctor during the log term use of an immunosuppresant such as Imuran (azathioprine).
It is my understanding that the inflammation which occurs during the “I” of CIDP takes place within the nerve structures, not the blood serum, and requires a nerve biopsy to be clearly seen.
If this is true, then probably neither of these are useful as diagnostic tools for CIDP.