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Diagnosed erythema nodosum, high ESR, low Hb, Hematocrit, RBC. ANA test negative. Anything to worry ?

Hi, I m glad to have come across your site. It s been 4 months now since I noticed these erythema nodosum that s how my doctor, a rheumatologist , call it. I underwent a series of diagnostic testing, CBC, ESR and ANA Test. The most recent result still shows a high ESR 0-20 should be the range, the first was 69 and now 59. Low Hemoglobin: 11.80g/dl, Low Hematocrit 35.30% and Low RBC 4.28 x 10^6/ul and High Monocytes 0-0.07 is the range, I got 18%. Negative w ANA test by the way. Is this something to worry about? Please let me know. Thank you
Asked On : Fri, 9 Nov 2012
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hello.., as such dont panic, but again most common causeof erythema nodosum is tuberculosis, which is curable. its good your ana is negative. sarcoidosis any many other conditions are associated with it. so important thing is to find the cause of it. dont neglect it.
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