What is the role of routine lab testing in the diagnosis of pediatric Crohn disease?

Updated: Oct 23, 2018
  • Author: Andrew B Grossman, MD; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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levels of acute-phase reactants, the erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), and C-reactive protein (CRP) levels are often elevated in patients with Crohn disease. However, a normal ESR or CRP level should not deter further evaluation in a suspicious case.


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