A female asked:

2 mo. old girl having mucousy stools with very small specs of blood. platelets at 570, crp test 22.8. any ideas? no fever, appetite off/on. breast fed

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Dr. Patricia Mcguire
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 41 years experience
Likely infection: I am hoping that your physician has done an infectious disease workup and also one for any bowel inflammation. The high CRP indicates a great deal of inflammation, which with the mucous and blood in the stool would go along with. In older individuals (children and adults) it could indicate an immune problem like arthritis or a heart condition. I have not seen literature on this in 2 month olds.
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