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is it possible for someone with vasculitis to have an increase of monocytes? if so, what types of diseases would be the cause? symptoms: fever, fatigue, severe back neck and shoulder pain, responds to high dose prednisone, decrease appetite. negative bone

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Dr. Mary Engrav
31 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yes, : Yes, elevated monocytes can be elevated in some types of vasculitis. Monocytes can also be elevated in chronic infections. I am glad that you have had a negative bone marrow study. High sedimentation rate can go along with inflammatory or infectious causes. It sounds like your hematologist is performing a thorough workup.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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