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Low Blood Count in 5 year old child.

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  • Posted By: vantage
  • February 2, 2008
  • 05:08 PM

Since Sep 2007, my 5 year old boy was found to have low red cell count, low white cell count & low platelets count. He bruises easily. In Oct 2007, bone marrow aspiration & terphine biopsy was done, comment was Slightly hypocellular marrow with histocytosis consistent with post viral cytopenia.
Until now, his blood count is still low and he bruise easily, and very slow recovery from fever or infections. Other than the bruises & slow recovery & blood test reports & a bit pale, he is in fact very active.
Drs only say it's post viral syndrome, once the body recover from it, all the counts will go back to normal.
Can the post viral syndrome drag on for so long??? Would appreciate if anyone could give some advice n suggestions.

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  • Cell phone Tower & Wi-Fi -- not sure, but i suppose not too near since v didn't notice (may be 2km??). will check out.v used to use microwave a lot, now no more. Also eating natural foods esp. veges & fruits, try not to intake processed food, additives etc. Still not much improvement.
    vantage 1 Replies
    • February 3, 2008
    • 02:34 AM
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  • I work for a family medical clinic now but I began in the med field with pediatrics. We would find children with low blood counts all the time and usually the mother would say "but they drink their milk, they don't like a lot of foods..etc" What we would tell them is get them some all beef hot dogs, hamburgers, viennas if all beef, anything with meat to it and you would be surprised how fast their blood counts would come up.Most children at a young age don't like the veggies, and yes, I know they say watch out for red meats etc. but when you are dealing with low blood counts you treat that first....then you can later begin on the veggie eating.Now they make little veggie tots...like the 'tater tots but are from veggies..kids usually like something they can snack on like this. Also check the cereals you buy and be sure it has the added vitamins and not loaded up with sugars that will just add false fullness.Try these and see if that won't help along with what all the doctors have suggested and good health to your son.
    agypsygrl 79 Replies
    • February 3, 2008
    • 02:01 PM
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