High CRP and What It Means for Polymyalgia

C-reactive protein (CRP) is a blood test marker that your doctor might test for if he or she suspects that you have an inflammation or a chronic inflammatory disease, such as polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR). Learn what the CRP test is and what its results could mean to you as a polymyalgia sufferer.

Tests for PMR

Doctors can perform two blood tests to confirm if a patient has PMR: the erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) test and the C-reactive protein (CRP) test. Learn more about these two PMR tests.

3 Common Polymyalgia Symptoms

Most autoimmune disorders, especially polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR), are characterized by swelling or inflammation of blood vessels. Learn how to tell if the symptoms you are experiencing are signs of PMR.