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Small child, cold, fever, pain in calf muscles. Elevated CPK levels. Treatment options?

Hello My son is 6 years old he had 4 day with fever 38.5 C and cold/ flu on day 5 he was very good went to a kids party that night he went to watch softball ran around and the next day 6 he could not get out his bed to go to the bathroom complaining about pain in both his calf muscle I went to the house docter they send hiom o the hospital and found that only the CPK was hight 7356 and they give him fluid and test him on day 7 and got higher 9625 and they increased the fluid please what to do advice
Asked On : Fri, 8 Feb 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Feb 2013
Thank you for your query,
Your child seems to have Viral fever with myositis which is inflammation of muscles leading to elevated CPK.
Child needs maintenance of hydration, bed rest and monitoring of his urine output and kidney functions.
Nothing to worry as your child is admitted and being monitored under doctor's observation and they treat accordingly.
Hope I have answered your query.
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Pediatrician Dr. Rajiv K Khandelwal's  Response

Thank you for your query.

I can understand your concern. However I would like to know more about the temperature pattern and other blood reports before giving a definite advice.

CPK can be raised following inflammation of the muscles which can occur in a viral infection. It shall take some time to return to normal. By increasing the fluids the doctors are ensuring that your son remains hydrated.

I hope I have answered your query to your satisfaction.

Wishing your son an early recovery.


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