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Child unable to walk very long. Had upper respiratory tract infection. Positive ASOT test. What to do?

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im a pediatrist and i have recieved a child 5 years female with in ability to walk more than 4 feets then she needs her parents to carry her since 2 years ago she looks ill underwieght 7 kilgram she underdid 3 asot test 2 negative one positive,these were preceeded by upper respiratory tract infection otherwise every thing is normal.\what can i do for her
Asked On : Sat, 6 Apr 2013
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Feb 2013

Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.

Her weight 7 kg at present means she is malnourished and underweight.

Aso titer is a nonspecific test as such and it is suggestive of a previous streptococcal infection and it may not give any clue in this age group with out any relevant clinical problems.

She needs thorough evaluation for her underweight, inability to walk for longer distances like underlying any chronic problems like celiac disease, malabsorption, infections like tuberculosis, retrovirus, or any underlying chronic lung or cardiac conditions.

So refer the child to a Pediatrician for her nutritional status and for investigations.

Hope I have answered your query.

Answered: Sat, 6 Apr 2013
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