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Infectious Diseases

Sed rate

03/30/2000

Question:

what does it mean when you have a high sed rate

Answer:

An elevated sedimentation rate reflects a systemic response to tissue injury and inflammation. This response is non-specific, since it is associated with many different diseases such as arthritis, lupus, chronic infections, lymphoma, disseminated cancer and renal failure.

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Response by:

Carlos   Subauste, MD Carlos Subauste, MD
Assistant Professor
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati