A 30-year-old female asked:
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causes of elevated crp? ct & other labs normal. esr had been elevated, but down to 11, crp is 8.2 lower abd pn, but has gotten better. lavh/bso in '13

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Ignore it: As a pathologist, i'm not impressed with the ability of a slightly elevated sed rate or c-reactive protein to provide useful information in the absence of clinical symptoms pointing to something fairly specific (polymyalgia rheumatica, for example). Many people who seem free of systemic inflammatory disease run high; the sed rate is famous for lab errors as well.
Answered on Apr 11, 2014

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