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Please help us our daughter has fever of unknown origin what can we do to learn more about it

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
Fever unknown origin: The cause of FUO varies with age. Infection, usually atypical (or otherwise they would have figured it out), is always a possibility--consider tb, bru ... Read More
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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
32 years experience Rheumatology
ASK QUESTIONS: Fever of unknown origin or FUO tends to be extremely frustrating and at times frightening. The workup for this problem tends is extensive, long and un ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Gollup
42 years experience Pediatrics
Learn all you can: I am sorry to hear about your familiy's new challenges, but with support and help you can meet them head-on and be a strong advocate for your child. L ... Read More
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Dr. Pamela Moore
23 years experience Pediatrics
Referral to Genetics: If you haven't already seen a genetics specialist, i would recommend that as well. Sometimes geneticists can find the right diagnosis with tests to h ... Read More
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Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
46 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
A geneticist: Seeing a pedicatrician specializing in genetics would be able to help you and answer your questions.
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
What fever ?: You have not listed what range of temperature you are concerned about. The normal human daily variation in body temperature is 36-38c (97-100.4f). I ... Read More
A 2-year-old female asked:
Dr. Swati Avashia
22 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
How does she look?: How many days of fever? How is she acting? Is she playful or really cranky and clingy? Does she have any other symptoms like a runny nose or cough? If ... Read More
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A 2-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Fever: At the moment, watchful waiting is in order. Should the temperature rise and remain sustained, I would be concerned and would seek help
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Exam needed: In my opinion, these symptoms warrant an urgent examination by her physician or pediatrician. It is uncommon for a 9 year old to complain of dizziness ... Read More
A 13-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Lindquist
28 years experience Pediatrics
Encourage her: To drink small amounts every hour of Pedialyte or Gatorade (something more than water that has glucose/salts etc). A small Dixie cup amount every half ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Watch: Sounds like a mild viral illness, but without examining her impossible to know. How old is your daughter? Does she go to school or day-care? With w ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Fever, cold & cough: It sounds like your daughter is fighting an infection. Having fever is not necessarily bad. If her cough is getting worse and she has difficult breath ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Evaluation: Monitor and log her temperature for your pediatrician or by review with Healthtap. Labs should include a CBC, dfferential,platelets, UA, ESR and CRP. ... Read More
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