What is the Difference between ESR & CRP?

What is the Difference between ESR & CRP?

Dr. Ved Chaturvedi, Rheumatologist, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Delhi, will talk about the difference between ESR & CRP in this video. Both ESR and CRP are markers for inflammation. The difference is the testing of CRP is costly whereas ESR is cheap. ESR takes a longer time for increase after the onset of inflammation whereas CRP increases immediately. He will further explain the other differences as well.

Dr. Ved Chaturvedi

A well-known rheumatologist. Completed DM in Clinical Immunology & Rheumatology from prestigious SGPGI, Lucknow. Has published many papers and has been the guest speakers in most of the national & international Rheumatology conferences. Pioneering work on medical arthroscopy, Rheumatology ultrasound and low dose infliximab are widely acclaimed. His area of research interest includes newer drugs for Rheumatic diseases & Synovial study.

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