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Erythrocyte sedimentation rate and septic arthritis in children
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    Is fasting necessary for ESR estimation ?

    Dear Sir,

    I read with interest the article by Drs Boyd and Martin (Emerg Med J 2001; 18:212-213). This article needs to be read by all doctors working in hospitals of developing countries. ESR as a single test is advised in many conditions and the importance attached to it is well known. In emergency as well as outpatient practice, the test is ordered very often.

    Another point of concern is the strictness...

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