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Is it possible to have serum sickness without presence of fever? (3 yr old, onset 12 days after starting amoxicillin, itchy rash and swollen joints)

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Dr. Al Hegab
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Usually not possible

fever is present in almost all cases, could there be exceptions, yes, but also it could be something else other than serum sickness, hard to make a diagnosis or suggest treatment on this platform, you need to see her doctor or a doctor who can guide you well, ? Order some lab tests and imaging studies after careful history and physical exam, good luck

In brief: Usually not possible

fever is present in almost all cases, could there be exceptions, yes, but also it could be something else other than serum sickness, hard to make a diagnosis or suggest treatment on this platform, you need to see her doctor or a doctor who can guide you well, ? Order some lab tests and imaging studies after careful history and physical exam, good luck
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