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? I just came back from a visit with my rheumatologist and she had just done another blood workup and we were going over the results. I measured 6.3 on the HS (high sensitivity) CRP measure and 21 on sed rate. She said that these measures put me in a middle ground somewhere between no indicator of inflammation and serious inflammation.
?My recollection though, has been that I have never gone very high on those measures of inflammation and furthermore it is very common for people with AS to not necessarily score very high on measures of systemic inflammation.
?So I wanted to check with others out here. Am i wrong about this? Have you guys who have been diagnosed with AS scored higher on these tests? I'm really more interested in just the people who are suspected of AS or a related spondyloarthropathy. Not the people who may have other autoimmune diseases also contributing to the picture.
?One other point of clarification. There are two different kinds of CRP tests being given these days. One is the standard CRP test and the other is the HS(high sensitivity) CRP (also known as a cardiac CRP). For a normal CRP test my 6.3 would not be considered high but for a high sensitivity CRP my 6.3 is considered about twice what would be considered high risk for cardiac complications.
?But again, my question is more simple. Do you guys who have been diagnosed with an AS related condition do you also score high on sed rate and either of the CRP measures?
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