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A 23-year-old male asked:

What causes chronically elevated d dimer blood levels in the absence of a dvt and pe? im only 23 and d dimer has been 600 (range 500) for 6 months.

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
D dimer: Different laboratories have their own reference levels of D dimer. Inflammation, malignancy, liver or heart disease may be the cause of chronic elevation. I'm curious as to why you had d dimer levels checked. Any signs of inflammatory problems, liver or heart disease? Perhaps your level has no clinical significance. Your physician can advise you best.
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