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Temperature at38.5 14 days post chemo ? What can this be ?

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Temperature at38.5 14 days post chemo ? What can this be ?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
this is highly concerning for infection. What is the white count/neutrophil count?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Well in Wednesday bloods were done and they seemed to b normal . But now it's gone to 36.8?

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
Still I think he needs repeat bloods. He could be neutropenic. That can develop a few days after chemo. And neutropenic fever is an emergency
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Should still do bloods even though fever has come down right ?

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
yes, absolutely
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Could he have sepsis?

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
Definitely