A 37-year-old female asked:
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could degenerative disc disease (that causes pain) and osteoarthritis cause highly sensitive crp blood test to be high?

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Dr. Dennis Giannini
35 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Not usually: C reactive protein that is very elevated is typically associated with systemic disease. Osteoarthritis can result in slight elevations, consult your physician.
Answered on Apr 28, 2016
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Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience Internal Medicine
NO: No. Only inflammatory.....
Answered on Apr 28, 2016

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