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Does a high CRP and abnormal FBC get affected by a stomach bug ?

Im 29, have recently (in the past year) lost 4 stone in weight and have been exercising regularly. Last week i contracted a stomach bug which has all but gone, but during this time (last Friday) i went to the Doctors and they sent me for a blood test , today i was told my CRP was at a very high level and my FBC was abnormal. I have no idea what this means and was told to go for another blood test. Essentially, can a stomach bug affect these results or not?
Wed, 11 May 2011
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welcome to healthcare magic,
it is quite a normal phenomena after some viral or bacterial gastoenteritis .ESR nad crp may be high with low WBC count due to bodies inherent immune mechanism.it usally get back normal after a few weeks. review your FBC later.if this abnormalities persists,malabsorption syndrome like celiac sprue must be considered.and several special antibodies, called antitissue transglutaminase antibodies (tTGA) or anti-endomysium antibodies (EMA) may help this diagnosis.
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