Sedimentation Rate Topic Guide
Sedimentation Rate: Sedimentation rate (erythrocyte sedimentation, sed rate, ERS) is a common blood test used to detect and monitor inflammation in the body. Health care practitioners use the sedimentation rate to help evaluate and determine if inflammation is present in the patient.
Crohn's Disease Crohn's disease (Crohn disease) is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and is a chronic long-term inflammation of the digestive tract. The cause of Crohn's disease is unknown. Symptoms of Crohn's disease include diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain, rectal bleeding, bloating, and infections of the urinary tract and vagina. Treatment for Crohn's disease includes lifestyle changes in diet, medication, and surgery.