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Question Factors affecting ESR

Which of the following DOES NOT increase ESR?

A) Mastocytosis
B) Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia
C) Hyperalbuminemia
D) Myeloma
E) Age
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It is E rest of all the conditions increases ESR
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It is E rest of all the conditions increases ESR
I am not sure about hyperalbuminemia. Can you explain the mechanism? Thanks!
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Well actually ESR increase in all those conditions in which protien level increases that is why it increase in multiple myloma,infections,and hyperalbuminemia the only condition which I know htat decreases ESR is Polycythemia that actually increases RBC count.
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Well actually ESR increase in all those conditions in which protien level increases that is why it increase in multiple myloma,infections,and hyperalbuminemia the only condition which I know htat decreases ESR is Polycythemia that actually increases RBC count.
Yes. Agree.

Anaemia does the other way round!
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Yes. Agree.

Anaemia does the other way round!
So polycythemia decreases ESR. Does anemia increase it? is that what you meant?
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:sorry:The one that posted the question could please offer the right response?
I understand that age decrease ESR.
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Default aging increases

old age ,pregnancy increase
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