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An 80-year-old woman comes to the physician because ...

Determination of erythrocyte sedimentation rate

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The jaw pain and headaches in an older woman are worrisome for Temporal Arteritis. This is a vasculitis, which could be best identified by determining the erythrocyte sedimentation rate.