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Elevated ESR and CRP levels?

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  • Posted By: hdh517sdh
  • August 13, 2009
  • 09:03 PM

My CRP is 24.9, and my ESR is 24. I'm a 31 yr. old female being tested for RA type diseases. Do these levels raise concerns?

All other blood work is normal.

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  • I don't think your ESR sounds that high, although it is raised above normal. I have inflammatory arthritis, ESR is high *can't remember number off top of my head* and my CRP was positive, they didn't give me a number, just said it was positive. It could be RA but it also could be another type of inflammation. Are you having joint pain and stiffness? If you are AND your bloods are showing inflammation, then it's likely.
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