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What is considered chronic infection and how is it diagnosed?

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Dr. Michael Sinclair
Family Medicine 39 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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