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What causes high Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate levels?

Hi What could be the cause of high ESR levels and high CRP CONCENTRATION with fever and chills ? I am 28 years old female, since last 10 to 13 days fever comes with chills especially in evening time. esr , crp and platelet count is also little high , and knee pain too...can u tell me what is the cause of it? Thanks
Mon, 18 Aug 2014
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Geriatrics Specialist 's  Response
Hi,
Thanks for asking.
Based on your query, my opinion is as follows.
1. High ESR and CRP levels indicate severe inflammation.
2. Need to evaluate for an infection, based on associated symptoms. Blood culture, sputum examination, urine culture should give a probable cause.
3. Tuberculosis, malaria, septicemia are common causes.
Hope it helps.
Any further queries, happy to help again.
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