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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Is a chest X ray required in order to diagnose elevated leucocytes and a bacterial infection?

yes. My dr has done labs on me and told me i have a bacteria infection and elevated white blood cells. for about a month I have been exhausted and my limbs feel very heavy. Now they are wanting me to have a chest xray. what could they be looking for in a chest xray
Mon, 10 Sep 2018
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Your doctor advised you to investigate with chest X-ray to rule out any pneumonia-like consolidation or bronchitis if present. Kindly mention your clinical complaint about giving more comment. For infection, you can be prescribed antibiotic course.

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