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., ...More

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF RHEUMATOLOGY, vol.2, no.4, pp.131-134, 2015 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 2 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/eurjrheum.2015.0113
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF RHEUMATOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.131-134

Abstract

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.