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What causes elevated platelets, wbc, sed rate positive ANA and anemia?

Infection: While the can be other possible causes, infection would be most likely to cause all of these abnormalities at once. ...Read more

Sedimentation Rate (Definition)

Is the rate at which red blood cells sediment in a period of 1 hour. It is non-specific measure of inflammation. It is performed by placing anticoagulated blood sample in an upright tube (westergren tube) then measuring the rate at which red blood cells fall (in mm per hour). It is useful in diagnosis of some diseases, such as autoimmune diseases, for assessment of severity of ...Read more


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What's ESR (erythrocite sedimentation rate)?

What's ESR (erythrocite sedimentation rate)?

Marker of : Inflammation. Elevated ESR is a non-specific marker of inflammation, but not diagnostic of any particular disease. ...Read more

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What could cause a low erythrocyte sedimentation rate (esr)?

What could cause a low erythrocyte sedimentation rate (esr)?

No low: Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) is used to measure inflammation. An abnormally higher number denotes a higher amount of systemic inflammation. There technically are no "low" sedimentation rates as the normal ESR range starts at 0 mm/hour. ...Read more

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Could fibromalagia cause ANA positive? 1:640 speckled and sed rate elevated? Lupus panel negative

Could fibromalagia cause ANA positive?  1:640 speckled and sed rate elevated? Lupus panel negative

NO: The ANA is there because of some other reason. Because it's there does not mean you have lupus. There are many other reasons to have a positive ana. Your evaluation by your physician can clarify. ...Read more

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Would active multiple sclerosis cause an elevated CRP or sedimentation rate?

Would active multiple sclerosis cause an elevated CRP or sedimentation rate?

ESR and cRP in MS. : Being multiple sclerosis is an inflammatory condition, it would not be unreasonable to think that the ESR and CRP could be elevated when the condition is active. That being said, ESR and CRP are very nonspecific markers and in and of themselves should not be used diagnostically in this context. ...Read more

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Could cancer be suspect even with normal CBC and metabolic and uriine? Sed rate slightly elevated ANA + w/ spec pattern 1:640.

Unlikely: Angie, the labs you are reporting would fit more a rheumatological condition than cancer. The elevated sed rate indicates an inflammatory condition which the positive ANA would point more down the path of a rheumatological issue. Cancer is unlikely with these labs. ...Read more

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What is a high sed rate indicating?

What is a high sed rate indicating?

Inflammation: The sed rate is a slow reacting blood test that can help determine inflammation in the body. The test results can't tell you what is inflamed, just that something is inflammed. Your doctor needs to determine the cause of the inflammation. ...Read more

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What does a positive autoantibody and elevated sed rate mean?

What does a positive autoantibody and elevated sed rate mean?

Inflammation: Elevated sed rate usually indicates inflammation that may be due to infection or other causes, such as autoimmunity. Elevated sed rate and positive autoantibody (ana, i presume) warrant further investigation to diagnose or exclude an autoimmune disorder like rheumatoid arthritis, sle or the like. ...Read more

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Elevated sed rate caused by obesity?

Elevated sed rate caused by obesity?

There actually: Is evidence that extreme obesity can lead to elevated ESRs but only not really to any significant degree. It appears to be related to increased fibrinogen levels that is seen with obesity. ...Read more

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Elevated total WBC count (11,000) with elevated total neutrophils, lymphocytes and eosinophils. But CRP & SED rate are NORMAL. What causes this?

Elevated total WBC count (11,000) with elevated total neutrophils, lymphocytes and eosinophils. But CRP & SED rate are NORMAL. What causes this?

Any symptoms?: Why was the test done? Do you have any symptoms?All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your WBC is at the high end of normal, but it may be your normal. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Joint pain And high CRP What are some possibilities? Neg rf factor and normal ESR rate

? finding: Both CRP and ESR reflect inflammation but ESR is subject to more variations since it is affected by anemia , estrogen treatment etc. These two values usually correlate to each other and thus the discrepancy is puzzling. Talk to your rheumatologist about it. ...Read more

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Symptoms fatigue / headaches/ malaise. Work up 2008 negative except elevated CRP now elevated CRP 2.73, sed rate 22, ANA positive speck 1:40, ch50>60?

That's good: I would urge you to draw no conclusion from any sed rate reading that's not extremely high unless there's specific symptoms and signs. Millions of healthy young adults have positive ANA at a titer of 1:40 speckled. I'd urge you to get into a fitness-focused lifestyle, hang out with quality friends and do meaningful things. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can a ethrocyte sedimentation rate blood test detect inflammation if arthritis was present?

Can a ethrocyte sedimentation rate blood test detect inflammation if arthritis was present?

Esr: ESR elevation is non specific.. it means the liver is responding to inflammation from many causes. INfection, arthritis, tumor, virus or bactieria . In rheumatoid arthritis we use it as a marker for therapy efficacy.. ...Read more

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Does celiac disease elevate your sed rate?

Depends: If the disease if inactive, (you're not having any problems), then most probably not. If you are having an acute flare, with lots of symptoms, then it is possible that the ESR might go up. ...Read more

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Does a febrile illness cause elevated CPK level and sed rate?

Does a febrile illness cause elevated CPK level and sed rate?

It should not: Febrile illnesses by themselves should not elevate CPK and usually will not elevate a sed rate( at least not signifcantly). Certainly certain diseases and illnesses can but usually not with the common viruses etc. ...Read more

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Would cholecystitis increase ESR rate?

Would cholecystitis increase ESR rate?

Yes: Yes, it would like be elevated in any condition that would be associated with increased inflammation in the body. However, it is not usually of any value for the management or diagnosis of cholecysititis ...Read more

Esr (Definition)

Erythrocyte sedimentation rate is a medical test for inflammation, where blood is centrifuged & rate of sedimentation is ...Read more