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Would an enlarged spleen or liver increase esr and crp levels on blood test? if so- to what levels approximately?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Whoa: Elevations in the ESR and CRP are famously nonspecific and are helpful only in zeroing in on already-identified health problems. However, i'm concerned about your enlarged liver and spleen. This will require a proper workup -- it'd be a great shame to miss smoldering hepatitis, wilson's, hemochromatosis, or medication / alcohol effects.

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A 36-year-old female asked:

Would an enlarged spleen or liver increase ESR and CRP levels on blood test? If so- to what levels approximately? (please a swee question )

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Depends on the: Cause of enlargement of the liver or spleen. Both can result in increase in ESR and crp. It is not the enlargement per se but the underlying pathology that increases the serum markers. The more the inflammation, the higher the levels.

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