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Can you have osteoarthritis and even lupus with a low CRP and sed rate? I've tested positive for anticardiolipin antibodies.

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Yes

Osteoarthritis typically has a normal ESR and CRP.
They may also be normal in lupus when disease activity is low.

In brief: Yes

Osteoarthritis typically has a normal ESR and CRP.
They may also be normal in lupus when disease activity is low.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology

In brief: Possible

Laboratory tests are rarely 100% for a given condition and CRP and sed rate are somewhat non-specific tests for inflammation.
You could have osteoarthritis and inactive lupus with low CRP and sed rate. Like other lab tests anti-cardiolipin antibodies do not equate to lupus per se. It would be prudent to discuss these issues with you doctor.

In brief: Possible

Laboratory tests are rarely 100% for a given condition and CRP and sed rate are somewhat non-specific tests for inflammation.
You could have osteoarthritis and inactive lupus with low CRP and sed rate. Like other lab tests anti-cardiolipin antibodies do not equate to lupus per se. It would be prudent to discuss these issues with you doctor.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. John Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Yes

Osteoarthritis is not associated with elevated CRP or ESR which may be elevated in inflammatory diseases such as lupus when the disease is active but may be normal when in remission.

In brief: Yes

Osteoarthritis is not associated with elevated CRP or ESR which may be elevated in inflammatory diseases such as lupus when the disease is active but may be normal when in remission.
Dr. John Chiu
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