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What causes elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rates in blood?

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Dr. Hardik Sanghvi


Practicing since :2008

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Posted on Fri, 8 May 2015 in Blood Disorders
Question: Leg swelling and swollen arms symptoms for a immobile my mother aged 79 and in hospital...she has been graded medical high risk v
VTE... She takes no medication...has a high crp.and esr very high urea and low creatinie...egsr >90 so kidney is good however she is moaning in pain.

being immobile for 6 months and high VTE..what should be done.
Answered by Dr. Hardik Sanghvi 36 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Causes of very high esr should be searched.

Detailed Answer:
Hi, dear
I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern.

She has very high esr and high crp.
There are many causes of high esr. Anemia, infection, inflammation, tuberculosis, autoimmune disease, malignancy and paraproteinemia are some of the causes.
She has high chance of some infection and inflammation. She should go for complete blood count. She also has swelling in arms and leg along with normal kidney function test. So autoimmune disease may be there. For that she should go for ANA( anti nuclear antibody test).

Give me follow up with Complete blood count, ANA test and all other reports she have gone through.

Chances of vascular thromboembolism is high in immobile person so if needed she can take warfferin according to your doctors advice.

Hope I have answered your question, if you have any doubts
Thanks for using health care magic.
Wish you a very good health.

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