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Child suffering from high fever, cold and leg pain. Looking for proper diagnosis

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Doctor,my son XXXXXXX is 6 years old boy and he has the following symptoms.
high fever in night time,chillness and leg pain .mild fever in day time.
what are the diagnosis required.?
kindly suggest me plz.
Posted Sat, 1 Dec 2012 in Child Health
Answered by Dr. Uma Rajah Ananth 22 minutes later
Welcome to XXXXXXX
The possibilities are:
viral fever
Urinary infection though rare in boys

You have to do
Complete Blood count
Blood smear for Malarial Parasite.
Dengue IgG and IgM
Urine Routine and culture

Widal test for typhoid will become positive after 1 week of
fever- should be watched for if other investitations are

Clinical examination is the most essential point in diagnosis!
Other tests depend on the clinical diagnosis.

All the best
Good luck
Dr Uma
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Follow-up: Child suffering from high fever, cold and leg pain. Looking for proper diagnosis 5 minutes later
thank you doctor
Answered by Dr. Uma Rajah Ananth 4 minutes later
You are welcome.
Wish speedy recovery for your child and hope it is simple viral fever!
God bless
Happy Deepavali!
Dr Uma
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