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I had the shingles last month and the doctor at the er noticed abnormalities in my blood work. i have a history of infections and am losing my hair. wbc 4.48 lymph 17 mono 16 absolute lymph .76. my lymph nodes were also extremely swollen?

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Dr. Philip Miller
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Viral infections: can skew CBC results. I suggest a repeat CBC and reevaluation of lymph node enlargement.
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Shingles and LN: Would follow up with hemotologist,/rheumatologist and get CXR may be Castleman's. may be EBV, may be cat scratch fever,syphilis, HIV may be rarely lymphoma, may be lupus ( autoimmuine disease) . F/u/ w/ hematology/ rheumatology as soon as possible - this week

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