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Fever and Rash with elevated CRP

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  • Posted By: beckieeric07
  • December 1, 2010
  • 03:27 AM

My 6 year old daughters symptoms started 2 months ago. I started to notice her getting very cranky at night, so just for the heck of it one night I took her temp even though she didn't feel that warm. It was very low grade. I wasn't worried at first until it started happening every night and only at night. Then she started complaining of a sore throat so I took her to her pedi. She had a round of normal bloodwork and throat culture, that all came out fine. About a month later, still with on going nightly fevers, she started developing a rash all over. I called the pedi who recommended benydryl. We both thought she was just having a mild allergic reaction to something. But then the rash started coming almost like clockwork with the fevers. She also started complaining of upper abdomen pain . I took her back to the pedi who ran another round of bloodwork, a little more extensive this time. She tested neg for Lyme, Mono, and EBV. Her white count came back slightly elevated at 17,000. Most concerning was her C reactive Protein rate of 66.8. A few other minor elevations with monocytes and LDH. However her sed rate and Rheumatoid factors all came out normal. Her fevers are only "low grade" (99.5-100.7) but to me, when my daughter is cranky and lethargic during them and absolutely fine when it goes down, they are fevers. I don't know where else to turn.

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