Dr. Ertan Beyatlı

What is the sedimentation test (ESR)?

(Update: ) - general subjects

Sedimentation the name is in Latin 'Sedimentation'so sedimentation or subsidence It means. ESR is the abbreviation of the phrase 'Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate' in Latin and means the sedimentation rate of red cells (red blood cells, erythrocytes) in the blood.

The high sedimentation value is a general indicator that something is wrong in the human body. So in the first place tells that the person is sick however, it does not provide clear and detailed information about what the disease is.

Normal Sedimentation Values

  • Males: 5-15
  • Women: 5-20

Sedimentation Values

The situations in which the sedimentation value differs are as follows:

  1. My great. Acceleration
    • Pregnancy
    • Typhoid (salmonella typhi)
    • Tuberculosis (TB Tuberculosis)
    • rheumatism
    • cancer (ESR value can sometimes be up to 65 millimeters.)
  2. My great Rise
    • Infection
    • inflammation
    • tumor (for example Colon cancer)
    • Rheumatic fever
    • rheumatoid arthritis,
    • Tuberculosis
    • heart attack
  3. My great. Decrease
    • newborn babies
    • viral diseases
    • mononucleosis
    • polycythemia
    • thalassemia minor

My great. (ESR) level not used as diagnostic criteria because it is a specific value and can increase in many diseases. ESR is generally a laboratory value used to monitor the course of clinical findings.

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