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Objective: The purpose of this study was to examine whether an increase occurs in serum C-reactive protein (CRP) and procalcitonin (PCT) levels in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS).
Material and Methods: Thirty-six patients who have CTS due to electrophysiological tests and 40 healthy individuals were included the study. Boston Questionnaire (BQ) was used to assess the functional and clinical status of the patients. Also, CRP and PCT levels were investigated. Correlations between such parameters (electrophysiological findings, BQ results, and clinical findings) were evaluated.
Results: CTS and control subjects had similar CRP levels, whereas there was significant elevation in PCT among CTS patients. Serum PCT activity did not correlate with subunits of BQ (p> 0.05).
Conclusion: The results of this small study showed significant PCT increases in patients with CTS. Further studies in this regard may help to clarify the diagnostic and or follow-up value of PCT in patients with CTS.
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