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my 9 year old son has cough and fever for last 5 day.he has been given hepatis b vaccine before that.now his esr level is 69.what should i do?

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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Seek full evaluation: I would not assume this has anything to do with the vaccine. A sed rate that high suggests a significant inflammatory process and should lead to a full workup.
Answered on Dec 5, 2015
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Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
38 years experience Pediatrics
See his doctor: The ESR (sed rate) is a test for inflammation. There could be an infection or some other inflammatory process going on. It's unlikely to have anything to do with the Hepatitis B vaccine. See his doctor to find out what treatment is needed.
Answered on Dec 5, 2015
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