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A 48-year-old female asked:

What can cause the sedimentation rate-westergren - 70; complement c4, serum - 53; immunoglobulin m, qn, serum - 36; complement, total (ch50) >63?

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
Inflammation: Your lab studies point to inflammation but do not reveal the cause which should be evaluated by your doctor.
Dr. Carrie Cannon
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Immunologist: sed rate is high, Total Ch50 is normal, but serum IgM is low. A IgM deficiency is rare with only 0.01% in the general population and 1% of all hospitalized patients. It would be a good idea to recheck the IgM and specific function of the immune system against antigens which is done by immunologist. Sed rate elevation can mean many inflammatory states including infections.
Last updated Jun 23, 2016


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