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i understand that monoclonal b cell lymphocytosis can cause an elevated wbc. could it cause a high or very high crp as well?

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Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Yes but need more: need more information on your diagnosis. There may be other medical issues involved. You need to discuss with your physician.
Answered on Apr 17, 2017
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: As a lab specialist I do not recommend even ordering a CRP except as part of a focused rheumatology workup. If you feel well, usually you never find the cause of the elevation anyway. Some people just run it high. If you have horrible ulcerative atherosclerosis, which is one cause, your doctor would know already. Otherwise, it really doesn't give useful information if you feel well.
Answered on May 2, 2018
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
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Thanks for your kind words and for the follow-up.
Apr 18, 2017

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