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Can ESR be elevated in patients who are on antiplatelets agents like clopidogril for a long time ?

Can ESR be elevated in patients who are on antiplatelets agents like clopidogril for a long time?
Thu, 19 Jan 2012
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yes it does increases ESR levels..it is known to cause polyarthralgia and other associated disorders..
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