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Table 5 Correlations between markers of inflammation and total SVD burden in single-RSSI patients

From: Total magnetic resonance imaging of cerebral small vessel disease burden predicts dysphagia in patients with a single recent small subcortical infarct

Variables SVD burden score
r P value
CRPa 0.19 1.00 × 10−3
Fibrinogen (g/l) 0.21 3.00 × 10−4
Homocysteine (μmol/l) b 0.08 0.22
Lp-PlA2 (ug/l) b 0.11 0.30
  1. a CRP refers to C-reactive protein
  2. b Forty four patients with dysphagia and 215 controls took part in homocysteine tests, while 17 patients with dysphagia and 68 controls attended Lp-PlA2 tests
  3. The CRP and fibrinogen levels were positively correlated with the total SVD burden score (r = 0.19, p = 1.00 × 10−3; r = 0.20, p = 3.00 × 10− 4, respectively). No associations between homocysteine or Lp-PlA2 level and total SVD burden score were observed (r = 0.08, p = 0.22; r = 0.11, p = 0.30, respectively)