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3 month old having high fever, WBC count high, swollem soft spot on head. Why ?

I took my 3 month old to dr today she starte runing a 101.4 last night . He ruled out flu and ear infections. Did a CBC and white count was high, he thinks its a bladder infection . I get home and still has fever still real sleepy and fussy and then I notice her soft spot on her head is swollen?? What does that mean? Please help!
Asked On : Sat, 9 Mar 2013
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Thanks for your concern.
I strongly advise you to take baby back to hospital immediately since increased white cell count, young age of the baby, sleepy / fussy baby & bulging soft spot strongly points to the possibility of infection of brain or its lining ( so called meningitis / encephalitis).
She should be admitted to hospital & need appropriate tests & treatment by antibiotic injections.
Please take this advice seriously.
I am also really concerned.
Answered: Tue, 2 Apr 2013
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