A 20-year-old male asked:
What does it mean to have a high hematology sed rate? urgent
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Rheumatology 19 years experience
Not specific: High erythrosedimentation rate or high ESR. It is used as a tool very often to find out levels of inflammation but is not specific or diagnostic of one disease. If it is normal then most likely there is no active inflammation ( that can be due to rheumatologic disorders), malignancy or infecions. But if high, then it matter most in which context was done because may signified any of those 3.
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Last updated Jul 4, 2020
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