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Child had stomach bug. Found murmur. Pale, tired all the time. Pulse slightly high. Suggestions?

Two weeks ago my daughter was admitted with a very bad stomach bug. During her stay they found a murmur. She had one as a kid, but they said it went away. The past few weeks, the bug has gone, but she is still very pale and very tired all the time. Also, when admitted, her pulse was 150. It has gone down but staying about 110-120.
Asked On : Thu, 28 Mar 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
In all probability this newly found murmur is innocent & the reason might her low haemoglobin & fast heart rate that could be due to anaemia,fever or dehydration.
There are some uncommon causes of new murmurs like infective endocarditis ,myocarditis or cardiomyopathy.
Discuss with your paediatrician what category he or she is suspecting.
She might need further tests to clarify the situation.
Hope you find the information helpful.
Answered: Thu, 28 Mar 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. E Venkata Ramana's  Response
Feb 2013

Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.

Some times paleness is due to low hemoglobin which is know as Anemia.

Anemia may be the cause for her paleness, tiredness, and for her increased heart rate.

In anemic conditions, there will be some murmurs audible over the heart which are known as functional or innocent murmurs.

Investigations like complete blood picture to know the level of hemoglobin, 2D Echo to know the structural abnormality of the heart are required.

Therefore I advise you to consult the Pediatrician for the investigations and treatment.

Hope I have answered your query.

Answered: Fri, 29 Mar 2013
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