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Factors That Can Affect the Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR)

Specialty:

Hematology Oncology
Clinical Laboratory
Infectious Diseases
Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Elevations of the erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) may be associated with increases in acute phase reactants (including fibrinogen), tumor necrosis factor and immunoglobulins secondary to infectious, immune-mediated or tumor-related conditions. 

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