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What causes high sedimentation rate(SED) in body?

I have a high SED rate. It has continually been between 65-69. I have been tested for Lupus & Rheumatoid Arthritis, both came back negative. Years ago, I had a positive AIDS test and was tested further and found to be negative. I was told then that I probably have another autoimmune disease. What next?
Mon, 20 Oct 2014
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Hi, dear.
I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern. You have high esr. There are many causes of high esr. Tuberculosis, anemia, infection, autoimmune diseases, malignancies etc can leads to high esr. You may have some autoimmune disease. You should go for complete ANA profile. If needed test for tuberculosis also. Consult your doctor and take treatment accordingly.
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