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  • needjc December 18, 2010
    needjc
    December 18, 2010

    Yes, it is very important that labs be done. I was being treated for gout for one week (based on an ER doc's observation only), without any improvement, and by that time, I had a strep infection in the bone which was already eating up my foot. Six months, 7 surgeries, 2 months of PT later, and permanent damage causing a limp and increased susceptibility to this recurring, this could have all been avoided if the ER doc or my PCP had just done labs to check my white blood county. It was sky high!!

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