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can allergies affect your sedimentation rate?

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Should not: The sedimentation rate (ESR) is not diagnostic of any one disease but is increased in conditions with inflammation and necrosis (dying tissue). Esr is increased in collagen disease like lupus, infection (pneumonia, tb), tumors, heavy metal poisoning, heart attack, kidney diseases, anemia from chronic disease, arthritis conditions, gout, thyroid problems and more. It is not elevated in allergy.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014

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