A 21-year-old male asked:
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would a severe fungal infection in the brain cause an abnormal cbc/cmp or c-ractive protein?

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Dr. Christine Hom
29 years experience Pediatrics
Blood tests: There are a few diseases that leap out from blood tests. Most of the time, however, blood tests don't tell the doctor much on their own, not very specific. CBC and CRP are swayed by many conditions. These include the broad categories of cancer, infection, and inflammatory disease. Fungal brain infection is just one of the myriad possibilities, some serious and some not.
Answered on Jan 14, 2017

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