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My child is about 6 years old and has had 3 days of high fever, plus he is complaining of calf pain and being hard to walk.?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Take him to MD ASAP: This child should be seen by a physician soon. Will not try to entertain a diagnosis on such little history and without examining him, but he sounds very ill and the conditions i can think of will require professional intervention. Hope he recovers soon. Give us a follow-up.
Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics 41 years experience
SEE YOUR DOCTOR: Most often it is a good practice to have a child seen by their pediatrician after 24 hours of fever. Go see your doctor!
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Muscle inflammation: The process you describe is producing an inflammatory reaction in the kids calf muscles with fever. There are a number of possibilities that will require an urgent evaluation to sort out. It could be something simple or something bad.

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