Serum erythrocyte sedimentation rate is higher among ethnic South Asian compared to ethnic Chinese ischemic stroke patients. Is this attributable to metabolic syndrome or central obesity?

@article{Silva2009SerumES,
  title={Serum erythrocyte sedimentation rate is higher among ethnic South Asian compared to ethnic Chinese ischemic stroke patients. Is this attributable to metabolic syndrome or central obesity?},
  author={Deidre Anne De Silva and Fung-Peng Woon and Christopher P. L. H. Chen and Hui-Meng Chang and M Wong},
  journal={Journal of the neurological sciences},
  year={2009},
  volume={276 1-2},
  pages={126-9}
}
Inflammation, a vascular risk factor, is more pronounced among ethnic South Asians compared to ethnic Chinese in the general population. We compared serum erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) levels between ethnic South Asian and Chinese acute ischemic stroke patients, and further investigated if metabolic syndrome or central obesity could account for any difference detected. We prospectively recruited consecutive ischemic stroke patients within seven days of onset. Measurement of serum ESR was… CONTINUE READING

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