ZocdocAnswersWhat will be the ESR range in thyphoid fever?

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What will be the ESR range in thyphoid fever?

Thyphoid fever

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ESR stands for erythrocyte sedimentation rate. It is a measurement that we use to gauge how much inflammation is going on in someone's body. I recommend that you schedule an appointment with your primary care physician. It is usually useful when looking for inflammatory disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. They can also be useful when looking at the possibility of infection particularly infection of the bone called osteomyelitis. People with typhoid fever may have been elevated ESR, but they also may not have an elevated ESR. Typhoid fever is caused by a salmonella bacteria and therefore if we were to test for this condition we would look for the bacteria itself in a culture. I would never order an ESR if I was concerned about typhoid fever because this is not a test that would be helpful. I would say that in most people that have full-blown typhoid fever that ESR should be elevated but the range that it could be is very high. I would guess somewhere between 10 and 80 mm/h. If you have a question about your ESR, I would suggest you schedule appointment with your primary care physician. He or she is the best physician to correlate whatever blood work you have with whatever symptoms are ongoing. Good luck.

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