Determination of plasma fibronectin and serum C-reactive protein in patients with cerebrovascular events

PENÇE S., Yilmaz G., Yilmaz N., Kocoglu H., Namiduru E., Yuncu M., ...More

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PRACTICE, vol.57, no.2, pp.91-95, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 57 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.91-95
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No


The relationship between the levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) and fibronectin (FN) and atherosclerotic diseases such as coronary heart disease has already been studied, but their relationship with cerebrovascular events has not. The aim of this study was to determine the levels of plasma FN and serum CRP in cerebrovascular events, and their relationship with the outcome of the disease. CRP and FN levels were analysed in 133 patients with acute cerebrovascular disease, together with 66 healthy controls. Cerebrovascular event patients were divided into subgroups according to disease severity. FN and CRP levels in patients with cerebrovascular disease were found to be significantly elevated compared with the control group (p<0.001). CRP levels correlated with disease severity, in contrast to FN levels. We conclude that FN is not a clinically useful marker in patients with acute differentiative cerebrovascular events, in contrast to CRP which may be useful in such cases.