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Hi, my 3 month old baby stool test results shown puss cell 1 to 3 hpf and rbc 3 to 5hpf,mucus is there and showing occult blood positive, is it to be worried about? thank you?

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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Depends on etiologic organism. Positive stool occult blood and leukocytes suggest bacterial infection as a cause of diarrhea in febrile infant. In this clinical scenario, stool sample and blood specimen are submitted for bacterial culture for positive identification.

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