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Ankylosing spondylitis, use of steroids to suppress elevated esr and crp - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi i am a patient of ankylosing spondylitis
my esr and crp are increased to 64 and 52 respectively.
previously it was 28 and 19.
i am taking HCQS, Saaz 500mg two times a day and folitrax 7.5 once in a week
now my doctor suggesting me to take steroids as esr and crp is increased.
can u tell me what to do?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I'm Dr.XXX
User :   hi
Doctor :   Let me read your query
User :   ok
Doctor :   OK
User :   so can you suggest me what to do?
Doctor :   As the pain in your neck increased?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Is the doctor a orthopedic?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   corticosteroids, used to reduce the immune system response through immunosuppression
Doctor :   It will prevent further damage to spine
User :   ok
Doctor :   And prevent progression of the disease
Doctor :   Where are you located?
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