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A 47-year-old member asked:

what is considered chronic infection and how is it diagnosed?

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Dr. Michael Sinclair
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Timing is everything: If it is your first time, and you have new symptoms that you have not had before, then it is a new problem. If you have had similar symptoms in the past and you have been treated for the same thing in the past, then it is chronic. To make matters more complicated, between new (acute) and chronic, there is sub-acute. Either way, it is time for you to call your doctor!

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A 34-year-old member asked:

How would you know between a recent versus a chronic infection with a pathogen?

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Dr. Michael Sinclair
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Timing is everything: If it is your first time, and you have new symptoms that you have not had before, then it is a new problem. If you have had similar symptoms in the past and you have been treated for the same thing in the past, then it is chronic. To make matters more complicated, between new (acute) and chronic, there is sub-acute. Either way, it is time for you to call your doctor!
A 50-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me why I have my chronic infection?

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Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 37 years experience
Could you be: More specific? Chronic infection of what exactly, for how long, and what make you think something is infected?
A 44-year-old member asked:

Help! what could be causing my chronic infection?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Need more info: What organ is effected? Do you know the organism? What treatment has been done to date.

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