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what can cause high esr and elevated ldh?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Tissue damage: And inflammation. High ESR generally indicates inflammation though it can be high in other conditions, e.g. Normal pregnancy. Ldh is present in most tissues and blood levels increase on damage to tissues, including red blood cells.
Answered on Apr 26, 2018

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