Prevalence of C-Reactive Protein Elevation and Time Course of Normalization in Acute Pericarditis: Implications for the Diagnosis, Therapy, and Prognosis of Pericarditis

Study Questions:

What is the frequency of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) elevation in patients with acute pericarditis; its time course of normalization; and the possible importance for diagnosis, therapy, and prognosis?