What is the role of erythrocyte sedimentation rate and C-reactive protein assessments in the workup of mycobacterium chelonae infection?

Updated: Dec 20, 2018
  • Author: Alfred Scott Lea, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Erythrocyte sedimentation rate or C-reactive protein assessments may be useful to differentiate colonizer and pathogen, but these are nonspecific tests and the results must be carefully evaluated within the clinical context of the patient.


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