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Low grade fevers, fatigue & swollen lymph nodes for over 3 months. Blood work ok. Doc referring me to infectious disease specialist. What will they do?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Infectious Diseases

Experts in this area have some familiarity with almost every other area of medical practice, as it regards infection or diseases that present as inflammation, and so they are the detectives of medicine.
They will take an extensive history, perform a detailed exam, labs and imaging. In this case they may follow the golden rule (Go where the money is), and biopsy a lymph node.

In brief: Infectious Diseases

Experts in this area have some familiarity with almost every other area of medical practice, as it regards infection or diseases that present as inflammation, and so they are the detectives of medicine.
They will take an extensive history, perform a detailed exam, labs and imaging. In this case they may follow the golden rule (Go where the money is), and biopsy a lymph node.
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Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: LN biopsy

If RBV,CMV and blood culture negative ,lymph node biopsy recommended.

In brief: LN biopsy

If RBV,CMV and blood culture negative ,lymph node biopsy recommended.
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