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Treatment for C-RP in baby - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi
User :   hi
User :   please proceed with your health query
User :   I have query about CRP
User :   please proceed
User :   I have recently a baby from last 6 days his CPR increasing from 34.7mg/L to 47.10 mg/L could you please help me in this regard
User :   how old is the baby?
User :   13 days
User :   what are the symptoms the baby is facing?
User :   for what purpose CRP monitoring is been done?
User :   By the time of birth baby was dull
User :   how is the baby now?
User :   CRP blood test done three times : Baby born on 14th oct 1. on 15th oct value is : 35.10mg/l 2. on 17th oct value is : 34.10mg/l 3. on 20th oct value is : 48.10mg/l 4. on 27th oct value is : 47.10mg/l
User :   he is ok but we have some query about changing value of CRP
User :   CRP shows that there is ongoing inflammation
User :   its rising values indicates of some inflammatory process going on
User :   is there any other infective cause identified?
User :   so what to do for that some recommendation ?
User :   is he having fever, restlessness, feeding problems?
User :   We had CBC,CRP,UREA ,SONOGRAPHY test all are ok except CRP test
User :   was LFT and CBC (complete blood analysis) done?
User :   did they show any abnormalities?
User :   CBC done
User :   No abnormality seen from last 5 days
User :   CBC showing all values are OK
User :   ok. then some inflammation would be the cause. be in constant follow up with treating doctor. see if any allergies can be made out. look for any new symptom development.
User :   means in short ?
User :   are baby is good ?
User :   sir waiting for your reply
User :   still watinig
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User :   no no i am still here
Doctor :   Single value of CRP raise has little importance when other lab tests are normal and the baby has no symptoms
Doctor :   Did the doctor tell you why he is investigating on
Doctor :   Moreover the CRP for the babies will be on rise
Doctor :   and the reference values for the baby are not yet available
Doctor :   hence do not compare with the reference values given by the lab
User :   so what is the bench mark for CRP
Doctor :   The reference values for the babies are not set
User :   so what i suppose if other tests seems good
Doctor :   It is very difficult to interpret the CRP values alone when all other values are normal and the baby is just doing fine
Doctor :   CRP per se just donotes that there is an ongoing inflammation process but it not of importance when the CBC is normal
Doctor :   Are you with me?
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