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Daughter has been sick for 1 year with headaches/stomaches/rash/high ASO Titer

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  • Posted By: MomofOne
  • October 16, 2007
  • 05:33 AM

Hi,
If anyone has any ideas, I would love to hear them.
My daughter has been sick for almost a year. It started with two concurrent strep infections. After the second one, she had a constant headache and stomach ache that never goes away. She was on numerous antibiotics and sulfa drugs but nothing has worked. Her ASO Titer has gone up and down and is most recently at 440 even though it has been 1 year since she tested positive for strep. She has frequent joint pain but her main complaints are the stomach and head aches.
Recently, shy broke out in a rash on her face that resembled the butterfly rash that many lupus patients get but all her blood work has come back negative for lupus. Although, her symptoms are pretty similar. She is frequently warm to the touch and her lymph nodes and glands are often swollen.
She had a biopsy months ago of her lymph nodes and the revealed a staph infection and enterbacter that was treated with sulfa drugs.
We recently put her on a short term dose of prednisone but it hasn't seemed to help.
Any ideas, help, would be appreciated. She has missed a year of her life and is very young so this is incredibly painful to watch.


Thanks!

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