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8-months old, Seizures, Alkaline Phosphatase 3,800

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  • Posted By: Scully0007
  • November 17, 2008
  • 03:36 AM

My daughter had a seizure on Election Day (11/04/08) 4-days before she turned 8-months old. She DID NOT have a fever. Her doctor instructed me to take her to the ER which I did. They did a CT scan, blood work, and a urinalysis. The CT scan was normal, the urinalysis turned up a possible UTI, and her blood work came back with EXTREMELY ELEVATED Alkaline Phophatase of 3,222. Suspecting a bad test it was checked and came back 3,481 an hour and a half later. Her other liver enzymes were normal except AST (SGOT) which was a little high at 41. Her WBC was too numerous to count, phosphorus (5.9), calcium (10.4), Platelet (529), ABS Lymphs (8.7) and ABS MONO (0.9) were all a little high. Her Creatinine (0.3), Glucose (70), HCT (32.5), and MCH (26) were all a little low.

ER doc said her ALP was somewhat of a mystery and followed up by x-raying her entire body looking for a broken bone. Nothing abnormal in her bone survey.

We followed up with her pediatrician 2-days later and her ALP was 3,834. Other abnormal results were Hemoglobin (L-11.2), Hematocrit (L-32.3), Platelets (H-460), Neutrophils (L-20), Creatinine (H-37), Albumin, Serum (H-4.5), LDH (H-301), and Creatine Kinase, Total, Serum (H-190).

She had another seizure 6-days after her first on 11/10/08 and this time the ER didn't no anything but check her vitals because they had already run the tests less than a week prior.

On 11/11/08 we had an appointment with a neurologist who is the sixth doctor we're talked to that has never seen ALP levels this high before. He put her on an anti-seizure medication, Keppra and scheduled an EEG for 11/24.

Does anyone have any ideas or any similar experiences?

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