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Sedimentation Rate Differential  -  Outlines in Clinical Medicine on Physicians' Online

A. Increased Sedimentation Rate


2.Tissue Necrosis - especially Neoplasms

3.Acute MI (inflammatory response)

4.Low Serum Albumin

5.Arsenic and lead intoxication

6.Nephrosis, renal disease with azotemia

7.Dysglobulinemia with positively charged proteins


9.Other Collagen Vascular Disorders

B. Decreased Sedimentation Rate

  1. Sickle Cell Anemia
  2. Polycythemia
  3. Hyperviscosity syndrome
  4. Multiple myeloma (negative charged proteins with high viscosity)
  5. Macroglobulinemia, Cryoglobulinemia