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Small child, enlarged spleen. Ultrasound done, blood work normal. Causes for symptoms?

hi my daugther is 10 months old and i am really worried. She has a enlarged spleen and the ultra sound showed this. we took her to give blood work and it all came back fine. But now we are going to the GI clinic. I was wondering what can cause this. I am really worried and her appointment with the GI doctor is a few weeks away.
Asked On : Sat, 20 Oct 2012
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Thank you for your query.

There are a number of causes for splenic enlargement. A thorough work-up is required involving:
1. History - present, family
2. Clinical examination
3. Investigations - you mention them as normal, however, some parameters have to be considered and hence without reviewing them it is difficult to comment

I suggest you discuss the matter with your doctor so that the cause can be found.

I hope I have answered your query to your satisfaction.


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