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C Reactive Protein of 66.8 in my 6year old!!!!

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  • Posted By: beckieeric07
  • December 1, 2010
  • 05:49 PM

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.

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  • 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. While the rash and the sore throat don't seem to apply, another aspect of your daughters story caught my attention and I wanted to share a possibility... My daughter had/has bladder/kidney reflux which can lead to bladder and kidney infections. I've had mid-abdominal pain with bladder infections. My neighbors daughter had the same thing, bladder/kidney reflux and was undiagnosed for a while. She would get nightly fevers. This went on for some time period, with a lot of worrying, before she was finally diagnosed and then a daily low dose preventative antibiotic kept her bladder clear until she outgrew the condition at the age or 10 or 11. Another thing to consider - if this is the case in your daughter, d-mannose is a sugar that binds to the e.coli that typically cause bladder infections and prevents them from binding to your bladder - the cells of the bladder wall have oligosaccharides that contain mannose and this is how e.coli stick there and cause an infection. D-mannose is something to consider rather than low dose antibiotics (with all the side effects). I hope you find out soon what is wrong...Velha
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    • December 1, 2010
    • 07:48 PM
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