Differential diagnosis of elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate and C-reactive protein levels: a rheumatology perspective


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Bitik B., Mercan R., TUFAN A. , Tezcan E., Kucuk H., Ilhan M., ...Daha Fazla

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF RHEUMATOLOGY, cilt.2, sa.4, ss.131-134, 2015 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 2 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5152/eurjrheum.2015.0113
  • Dergi Adı: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF RHEUMATOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.131-134

Özet

Objective: In the case of high erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) and C-reactive protein (CRP) levels, the diagnosis of the underlying disease can be challenging especially in serologically unrevealing patients who have nonspecific clinical findings. We aimed to investigate the final distribution of definitive diagnoses in patients who initially presented with nonspecific clinical findings and sustained elevations in serum ESR/CRP levels.