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Erythrocyte sedimentation rate for cough, Mantoux test - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi.
User :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   i would like to know about ESR
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   in a week time if the esr values are as below
Doctor :   Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate is used to determine the status of an inflammatory response in the body.
User :   ESR-first time
= 38mm/half hour
Doctor :   It is raised in some infections and conditions.
User :   71 mm/hour
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   after 10 days
Doctor :   What are the other parameters like?
User :   32mm/half hour
Doctor :   Are these your readings?
User :   78mm/hour
User :   these are my mother readings age:47
Doctor :   I meant the other values like wbc count,
Doctor :   Hb%
User :   first time 12
User :   second time 10.8 this time 78mm/hour
User :   esr
Doctor :   What is her actual problem?
Doctor :   Why were the tests done?
User :   cough
Doctor :   ESR elevated in this case is probably due to the infection.
Doctor :   Was a Chest Xray taken?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   since when did she have the cough?
Doctor :   are you there?
User :   originally i can say 1 year back but time doctors told it was due to some infections,dust allergy
Doctor :   She needs to get a Mantoux test done
Doctor :   to rule out tuberculosis as it is the most common cause for elevated ESR
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done
Doctor :   Have you filled the feedback form which I have sent?
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   bye for now
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