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ESR reading was 110mm/hr. Is it a symptom of Tuberculosis ?

Sir, My father is 75 years old who recently suffering from cough with white color sputum.When we went fot medical check up, Doctor asked to perform blood test fot ESR .ESR reading was 110mm/hr and all other readings are within normal range only.Please tell me whether my father has tuberculosis?
Asked On : Wed, 23 Mar 2011
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Hi prasanna
Raised ESR is not specific for tuberculosis ,it is raised in many chronic ailments.Reason for raised ESR must be investigated & treated.Even in anemia ESR is raised.But I still suggest you to get his sputum tested for AFB for three consecutive days & X-Ray Chest done .Disclaimer
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Hi Prasanna

Welcome to HelthcareMagic.

With an ESR of 110 mm/hr it is mostly a Tuberculous infection.You should follow a strict anti tubercular treatment regimen. ESR can increase in case of severe inflammatory disease like arthritis.

You will have to do sputum AFB to confirm the diagnosis.Adherence to treatment strictly is the main factor for successful treatment of Tuberculosis.
Feel free to ask us further doubts if any.

Take care.
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