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Child has fever, sore stomach. Lump at base of skull. Should I be concerned about this?

Hi my 2.75 yo daughter has a high fever (39.3) which has persisted for three days. She is also complaining of a sore stomach and I being tired. We have just been to the gp who suspects UTI and has requested a urine sample and prescribed antibiotics. However, on returning home I noted a lump on the rear base of her skull (left side looking from the rear) which is covered in a rash under the hair. Should I be concerned about this? Ie return to the GP?.
Asked On : Mon, 14 Jan 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Feb 2013
Thank you for your query,
It is looking like an inflammed lymphnode as there are suboccipital lymphnodes present. And it could be due to the same spectrum of fever or due to an infection in this lymphnode drainage area.
In follow up visit show your observation of this swelling to your Doctor and he will examine and advise you regarding the swelling.
Hope i have answered your query.
Answered: Wed, 16 Jan 2013
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