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Investigations of high ESR of unknown aetiology

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The investigation of a patient with a high ESR and no clear explanation should include the following:

  • full blood count
  • immunoglobulin electrophoresis
  • urea and electrolytes
  • creatinine
  • radiography of the chest and abdomen
  • biopsy (e.g. bone marrow, temporal artery) may be indicated

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