We recently had a patient with hyperparathyroidism due to a single adenoma, whose calciums came down nicely after surgery.
The patient had a sed rate of 130 pre-op and was put on prednisone for fibromyalgia rheumatica. Attempts by internist to taper prednisone post-op lead to recurrence of symptoms at 10 mg prednisone - he had to go back up to 15 mg daily prednisone.
The internist wants to know whether the sed rate could be 130 due to hyperparathyroidism or whether the elevated sed rate supports the diagnosis of polymyalgia rheumatica.
I could not find any links in Med line.