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Child with juvenile RA, no joint pain, consistent low grade fever, blood tests showed elevated sed rate. Conclusion?

Hi, my 9 yr. old son has juvenile rheaumatoid arthritis . His bloodwork just came back showing a sed rate of 160. He has not been complaining of any joint pain, although he has a low grade fever every day. Some days it has gotten to 100.8. Could he have cancer and will the elevated sed rate cause him any physical problems?
Asked On : Sun, 12 Aug 2012
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The raised ESR could be related to RA. The persistent low grade fever is suggestive of an inflammation. Proper treatment is needed for relief.
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Dr. Praveen Tayal ,
Answered: Thu, 12 Jun 2014
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