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Child had headache, fever, spots on tongue, lethargic, pale, lack of appetite. Blood test required?

My son (7 years) has had headaches , fever , and spots on his tongue for 9 days. He is very lethargic, pale, has loss of appetite and consequently lost a couple of kilos. Occasionally he vomits (3-4 times in past 9 days). Our local gp has said it is just a bug going around and cleared him for a chest infection. We live in a tropical area so possibilities of Ross River Fever spring to. Ind. should I be insisting the Dr takes a blood test?
Asked On : Sat, 8 Sep 2012
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Yes u should get full investigation done for fever
M.P FOR CARD TEST
WIDAL TEST
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He have fever for more then a week
u should rule out of for MULTIPLE ORGAN DISORDER SYNDROM usuall associated with acute febril illness
SO DO THIS INVESTIGATIONS ALSO
RENAL FUNCTION TEST
LIVER FUNCTION TEST
USG ABDOMEN
CHEST IS ALREADY RULED OUT

Keep checking vitals(BP,PULSE),urine output
Answered: Sat, 8 Sep 2012
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