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My mothere has an ESR of 50 . Which is high and she is diabetic and has normal hb . So what are the possible causes of this high value and any test ?

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Dr. Charles A Bryant
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: Non specific test

Esr is a non-specific marker for inflamation.
Her doc should evaluate her for acute or chronic illness in addition to diabetes. It is elevated in diabetes if not in good control. Hbg a1c should be 6.5 or less. If not she needs evaluation for improved control.

In brief: Non specific test

Esr is a non-specific marker for inflamation.
Her doc should evaluate her for acute or chronic illness in addition to diabetes. It is elevated in diabetes if not in good control. Hbg a1c should be 6.5 or less. If not she needs evaluation for improved control.
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