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What is a sedimentation rate?
Michele Meltzer, MD
Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

Date Added: 05/22/13

A sedimentation rate is another measure of inflammation. When the patients have inflammation, there's various immunoglobulins that are released into the blood. The red cells, who have these immunoglobulins attached to the red cells and the red cells that's left in a tube will fall rapidly and it's a...
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Dr. Michele Meltzer, MD, joined the staff of Thomas Jefferson University in 2007. She is currently working with ILAR (International League of Associations for Rheumatology) East Africa to improve opportunities to learn about rheumatic disease in Africa as well as India. She has been active in rheumatology professional societies including the Philadelphia Rheumatism Society and the American College of Rheumatology.
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