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Chronic cough for a year in a 4 year old - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hello dr
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   its for my 4 yr old kid
Doctor :   ok
User :   he had pneumonia last yr
Doctor :   Ok
User :   since then he has cough
User :   almost an yr now
Doctor :   Ok
User :   he was given vancomycine , clintamycine etc..when he had pneumonia
User :   its a severe attack
Doctor :   What ws the cause of pneumonia
Doctor :   is it specific bacteria , TB
Doctor :   Was he tested for TB
User :   drs could not identify the casuse eventhru the blood test/culture
User :   yes..
User :   no TB
Doctor :   Did you get him tested again for TB
Doctor :   after the attack
User :   yes.. even last week
User :   no TB
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   What was the doctor saying regarding the long term cough
User :   he is ok after a cource of antibiotic
Doctor :   any other higher blood tests
User :   then again gets back in a week time

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