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10 Morals To Raising Your Child
Depends: It depends on the type and severity of the disability. A thorough assessment and prompt intervention, accompanied by parent skill training optimizes the outcome. ...Read more
Many thigs can: Infections like prenatal viruses; e.g. Cytomegalovirus, rubella, hepatitis, etc.; inflammation or swelling of the liver, certain genetic and/or metabolic diseases, sometimes heart failure or prolonged jaundice, etc. It is important to see a liver specialist if your child has elevated liver enzymes and/or an enlarged liver (hepatomegaly). ...Read more
CRP: What are your other symptoms? How high was the number? If your doctor feels it's ok then it probably is. Talk to your doctor about your concerns. Good luck. ...Read more
Allergies: It usually means that the child has allergies such as dust mite or pollen etc. It can also be an indicator of a parasite infection. If there is diarrhea better get him/her tested for parasites. Have you been out of the usa? Or do you have a lot of contact with dogs, cats etc? ...Read more
My child had labs down a ESR was 85, platlets at 578k, and CRP was elevated. Any thoughts on this?
What causes a childs lymphocytes to be elevated, and what causes neutrophils and absolute neutrophils to be lowered?
Virus?: Increased lymphocytes can be seen with viral disease, blood dyscrasia, or many other issues. Go see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more
What are your opinions on raising a child on a meatless diet with plenty of plants, grains, nuts, and legumes? Healthy? Not healthy?
Depends: Families who follow a vegetarian lifestyle through multiple generations have and do learn to provide a proper balance of nutrients to sustain normal growth and development. Kids are at risk if a parent decides to adopt this lifestyle without any training, as many nutrients found in meats may be deficient and result in specific problems like anemia and or developmental delay. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Child's AST elevated twice (43 and 58). Abdominal U/s, other labs and X-ray normal. What is best way to investigate reason further? What other tests?
Liver function tests: Those are very very mild elevations and can even be caused by a transient viral infecton. What were the original symptoms? Perhaps a wait an see approach and repet the bloods in a month. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my child has had this then and it came back elevated. Information is scanty about just what it could be both good and bad?
Significant ones: CF is a multisystem disease. Lungs can lose function and be infected without doing the right things. Nutrition and liver function can be affected if your child does not eat well or take his supplements and enzymes. You will need to make sure you are consistent with the care that your child's specialists and doctors recommend. This can lead to better health and less hospitalization for your child. ...Read more
Is this statement true? "All it takes is the lead dust equivalent of a single grain of salt for a child to register an elevated blood lead level. "
Irritation vs error: A first thought is to make sure the standards being applied to the lab are those for kids in the age group & not adults. Growing kids will have enzyme numbers that are different from adult. If valid for the kids age range, the enzyme numbers usually reflect irritation of the liver cells. This can be stress from a toxic exposure, an infection or metabolic disease. ...Read more
Unfortunately, many.: Neurofibromatosis (nf) is a progressive, lifelong condition that is associated with growths in the brain, spine, eye area, heart, skin, &/or bone, as well as lung & hearing problems. A child with nf requires regular follow up with a pediatrician and multiple subspecialists to address any complications from these growths. Medication and even surgery can be required, as can educational support. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Child 9 blood work, elevated liver high401 told common in girls her age, wants more blood work in 3 months. Why ask for more blood?
Liver test: There are multiple liver tests so it after depends on which test is high. The reason often for a repeat, is reassurance that the test result is stable. Get the specific results from your doctor and ask to see a GI specialist if the results are not clear. All the best. ...Read more
Juvenile arthritis: More important that tests is how the child is doing treat the patients not the tests. ...Read more
What does it mean if a 6 y/o child has elevated white blood cell count and his inflammation marker is high?
Viral vs bacterial: Not too infrequently, children present with fever without clear source. We have utilized white cell count and inflammation markers, e.g., sed rate or CRP to distinguish viral vs bacterial infection. Elevated white blood cell and high inflammation marker suggest the likelihood of bacterial infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 2 yo Shone's Complex child has been vomiting all night & his HR seems elevated. Breathing seems normal. Should we go to ER?
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