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A 21-year-old female asked:

Doctors please answer with a normal crp/sedrate could i still have a problem like vasculitis witch is a inflammtion problem these test check for that?

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Dr. Tracy Lovell
Rheumatology 21 years experience
The odds: The odds are in your favor that you do not have vasculitis with a normal sed rate and crp.
Dr. Diego Hernandez
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
Unusual: Sed rates and crps are tests that are not specific for problems but usually are elevated in the setting of inflammation, which is what is seen with vasculitis. So it would be very uncommon to have normal values in a vasculitis scenario. Vasculitis are rare conditions and if you are concerned about a particular problem, i would recommend seeing a rheumatologist and a vascular surgeon.

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Last updated May 7, 2013

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