Apr 23, 2010
I'll be brief in my brief's.
On a trip to south america I had an exposure and had what seemed like ARS in the weeks following. I have had ongoing symptoms including hariy tounge and thrush over the past 12 months (several other symptoms as well).
Have received 3 negative 1/o/2 ICMA tests at 3, 6 and 12 months; also receieved 1 neg RNA PCR at 4 weeks and 1 neg DNA PCR at 8 & 12weeks.
My question is: (Drumroll please) could an exposure to a virus from south america go undetected with current PCR and AB tests in the US?
Would these symptoms be extenuating circumstances that would negate a 12 month neg and require further evalutation?
Thank you for the contributions you make with your time and knowlegde.
I'll stay in my briefs until I read your reply. Hopefuly for my neighbors sake it will soon!
Response from Dr. Frascino
The short answer is (Drumroll please...) no. The longer answer is (cymbals crash please...) nope!
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