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ESR & CRP is high, what illness could it be ?

My ESR is 50 and my CRP is 17 - I am 34, they have been high for over a year now. I have only just seen a Rheumatologist - he has carried out further bloods immology etc and they have also come back as abnormal - he has requested to see me this week - I am really worried as was ment to be seeing him in March - what illness could it be ?
Asked On : Tue, 18 Jan 2011
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Lot of rheumatological problems can show above blood results. Most common are rheumatoid arthritis, SLE, etc. Do you have any joint pain ?
Answered: Wed, 19 Jan 2011
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Yes joint pain in my wrist, elbows, knees etc.. What is SLE?
Answered: Wed, 19 Jan 2011
Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Narayan Hulse's  Response
SLE is one of the common rheumatological illness belonging to a group of disorders called collagen vascular diseases. SLE stands for systemic lupus erythematosis. People with this condition can have skin lesions also.
Answered: Wed, 19 Jan 2011
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