Study of serum high sensitivity C- reactive protein and lipid profile in ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke
Introduction: Stroke is the neurological deficit of abrupt onset attributable to focal vascular cause and makes a considerable contribution to morbidity and mortality. High sensitivity C reactive protein (hsCRP) is an acute-phase reactant that tends to increase at the onset of inflammation. Atherosclerosis, a major risk factor for cerebrovascular diseases involves inflammation which is triggered by dyslipidaemia. Objective: To estimate and compare levels of serum hs-CRP and lipid profile in patients with ischemic and haemorrhagic stroke. Methods: The present study comprised of 90 subjects, 30 ischemic strokes, 30 haemorrhagic strokes and 30 as apparently healthy control. Blood samples obtained within 24 hours of presentation were analysed for serum hsCRP and lipid profile. Results: In the present study the Median age was 52 years, 52.5 years and 54 years in control, ischemic stroke and haemorrhagic stroke respectively. Hs-CRP levels were raised in ischemic and haemorrhagic stroke compared to normal control (F-value=96.78; p<0.0001). Total cholesterol, triglyceride and LDL- cholesterol levels were significantly raised while HDL- cholesterol levels were low in ischemic stroke and haemorrhagic stroke than control (p<0.05). Conclusion: Increased serum hs-CRP levels and dyslipidemia were observed in ischemic and haemorrhagic stroke. But serum hs-CRP cannot differentiate the type of stroke.
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