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Pet scan in fever
My father is suffering from fever (100.5) from last 1 month. All blood test reports (except esr which is 42), ct scan chest abdominal, X ray, ultrasound are normal. He is right side paralyzed from last 10 years but able to perform his own task and unable to speak. His heart is alos working only 36%. Now doc has suggested to pet scan as he was not ready for colonoscopy. So is pet scan safe to be done for such a body who is having lots of complications. His fever is still raising. What should we do
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Consult general medicine specialist or infectious disease doctor
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Consult infectious disease doctors for further evaluation Besides Whole body pet scan ,Bone marrow culture Autoimmune Workup To name a few test should also be done
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Patients who have normal kidney function (creatinine clearance) and don't have history of allergy to iv contrast can safely undergo PET CT SCAN.
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PET scan is safe if kidney function test is normal. But why it's been advised? Only on the basis of esr?
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