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How does an ESR level diagnose sle?
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Dr. Michael Laccheo
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: It doesn't
Esr is not part of the diagnostic criteria for systemic lupus erythematosus.
Esr is a non-specific measurement of inflammation in the body and can be elevated for hundreds of reasons.

In brief: It doesn't
Esr is not part of the diagnostic criteria for systemic lupus erythematosus.
Esr is a non-specific measurement of inflammation in the body and can be elevated for hundreds of reasons.
Dr. Michael Laccheo
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Dr. Alfred Kim
Furthermore, the "criteria" is used only for study purposes. I don't know of many rheumatologists that strictly use the criteria for diagnostic purposes.
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
In brief: SLE is a clinical DX
Esr is a general measure of inflammation and does not diagnose any disease.
It may be elevated in infection, cancer, or an autoimmune disease. Sle is diagnosed based on certain symptoms and findings on exam. The ESR may or may not be elevated in active sle.

In brief: SLE is a clinical DX
Esr is a general measure of inflammation and does not diagnose any disease.
It may be elevated in infection, cancer, or an autoimmune disease. Sle is diagnosed based on certain symptoms and findings on exam. The ESR may or may not be elevated in active sle.
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
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