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Child had vomiting. X-ray showed enlarged liver and spleen. Common causes?

Hello, my 6 month old daughter threw up the other day so my wife took her to get checked out, The doctor sent my baby for an x-ray and found that she had an enlarged liver and spleen . She has told my wife that the reason can range from a virus to cancer . She is being seen at CHOP in Philadelphia Wednesday morning at their cancer center. My question is what are the common causes in a 6 month old child for this? How serious? What is the most likely cause? Will my daughter be okay? I am currently deployed so my wife and child are very far away. I need to know what I am to expect when I get to speak to my wife about this.
Asked On : Sat, 10 Nov 2012
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there are many such causes which can lead to enlarged liver and spleen. but at 6 months of age the common causes are...
viral hepatitis,
cyto megalo virus infection,
extrahepatic portal venous obstruction,
cirrhosis of liver,
infectious mononuceosis,
other than these many malignant conditions are...
liver cancer etc.
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