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What is the probability of having an infection in the spinal

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what is the probability of having an infection in the spinal cord if I have no fever and a normal CBC ? I have fatigue, stiff legs and confusion. MRA was normal. thanks james
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  khagihara replied 1 year ago.

If you have a viral infection in the brain, it is possible that you have no fever and normal CBC. But you could have other cause such as abnormal electrolyte in the blood.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
thanks. Is the electrolyte part of the CBC or do I ask for a separate test for it?
what about bacterial infection? with the same as above?
Expert:  khagihara replied 1 year ago.

CBC and chem including electrolytes are different. You should ask of it. If you have bacteria infection, you should have fever and wbc in CBC should be increased.