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What causes protein in the blood?

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High levels of protein in the blood may indicate one of several conditions, including bone marrow disorder or disease, chronic inflammatory conditions, HIV/AIDS and amyloidosis. High blood protein may be found during routine blood work, or a doctor may order the test for diagnostic purposes, according to the Mayo Clinic.

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What causes protein in the blood?
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An infection may also cause high levels of proteins in the blood, as can dehydration. High blood protein is sometimes the first sign of bone marrow disorders. A high-protein diet does not cause high protein levels in the blood. High blood protein is also known as hyperproteinemia, according to the Mayo Clinic.

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