Inflammatory markers

Last revised by Henry Knipe on 5 Oct 2021

The inflammatory markers are a disparate set of biomarkers that are used clinically to assess a patient for:

  • presence/absence of an active inflammatory disease process
  • activity of a known disease

Possible disease processes may include infective, malignant and autoimmune diseases, although it is now recognized that these markers may be raised, often only mildly, in a broad spectrum of disease, from atherosclerosis to mental illness, because many diseases are now known/suspected to have an inflammatory component. 

List of inflammatory markers

Traditionally the key inflammatory markers were 1,2:

However other markers are also used, including:

Elevated inflammatory markers

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