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Table 2 Acute phase reactants (median values) in plasma/blood from patients with Crohn's disease (CD), patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) before and after 1,6 and 12 weeks high-dose treatement with prednisolone.

From: Complement activation capacity in plasma before and during high-dose prednisolone treatment and tapering in exacerbations of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis

  before treatment after 1 week after 6 weeks after 12 weeks
C Reactive Protein     
(nmol/L)     
CD 372 47 47 62.5
UC 47 47 47 33.5
Orosomucoid     
(μmol/L)     
CD 39 33 28 25
UC 25 25 20 24
Leucocyte count     
(109/L)     
CD 10.9 13.5 9.7 8.1
UC 8.3 13.6 8.6 7.9