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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   hi
User :   this is about my mother in law
Doctor :   Ok
User :   is this confidential?
Doctor :   Very much
User :   shes been having slight fever since 3 months. it started in feb with a throat infection

Doctor :   We keep our word
User :   due to which some blood tests were recommended
Doctor :   ok
User :   and the tests revealed a high ESR
User :   after that doc suspected
User :   malaria
User :   typhoid
User :   and several other tests were carried out
User :   all were negative
User :   then we decided to try homeopathy
Doctor :   ok
User :   and that dint help either
User :   fever wass between 100-101
User :   so tried a new doc
User :   and she suggested lots more tests
User :   including
User :   mantoux
User :   a chest ct scan
User :   echocardiogram
User :   more blood tests
Doctor :   ok
User :   urine tests etc
User :   urine test revealed urinary infection
User :   6-8 pus cells
Doctor :   ok
User :   and chest ct scan
User :   revealed
User :   inflammation of the aorta blood vessels
User :   by then fever came down to 99
User :   and one more test
User :   revealed crp (high)
Doctor :   Ok
User :   we did the urine culture test
User :   and that revealed infection come down
User :   and less than 1000
User :   which is considered good i think
Doctor :   ok
User :   but she still has the 99 fever coming every evening
User :   between 6 and 8 pm
User :   taken 3 different antibiotics
User :   for 5-7 days each
User :   what do u think it is
Doctor :   Ok
User :   ?

Doctor :   Let me ask you few questions
User :   yes
Doctor :   what is her age, height and weight

User :   age 57
User :   height 5'1 or 5'2
User :   weight is 52.5
Doctor :   What was the weight in February
User :   she lost 3-4 kgs in this 3 months (more in the first month) its been stable for last 2 months
User :   she was 56 before

Doctor :   Ok please record the weight once every one month
Doctor :   for record
User :   yes we r doing that

User :   no weight loss in last 2 months
User :   and she is eating well. good appetite
Doctor :   Blood pressure
Doctor :   Blood sugar
User :   we checked
User :   all normal
User :   no diabetes

User :   WBC within range at 5500

Doctor :   Ok does she have any stomach problems
User :   the recent ESR test revealed it is still high at 97

User :   no

User :   no pain, all fine. appetite good
Doctor :   Any joint pain or muscle pains
User :   she had a slight cough initially. but its almost gone now
User :   which is why we did mantoux
User :   but it was negative
User :   no pains and no glands. doc has checked
Doctor :   Now how is she feeling about her sore throat
User :   thats fine no

User :   w
User :   no symptoms at all
Doctor :   That is good then
User :   even UTI has improved
Doctor :   Ok

User :   as per latest test
Doctor :   you should not be worried about the evening rise of temperature
User :   its 0-3pus cells
User :   its coming every day upto max 99.5
Doctor :   and the 0 to 3 pus cells
User :   at the same time

User :   6-7 pm
Doctor :   in the urine which is normal
Doctor :   ESR is raised is a very vague thing which has no significance if no symptoms
User :   okay
Doctor :   ESR is raised even if she is normal
Doctor :   and it also raises if she is no medicines
User :   but what abt the vasculitis
Doctor :   so do not be worried about ESR
Doctor :   and fever less than 100 degree
User :   okay

User :   can it be thyroid? thats one test that was not done
User :   and also CRP raised. what does that mean. it was quite high

Doctor :   you have to get the thyroid profile done, yes
Doctor :   CRP is C reactive protein usually in inflammation of joints, muscle
Doctor :   etc
Doctor :   It is raised for many old aged persons

Doctor :   because there can be a degenerative process of connective tissues
Doctor :   like bones, joints cartilages
Doctor :   are you there
Doctor :   Did you follow?
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