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13 year old. Diagnosed with kryptopyrole. Suffering from stomach pain, nail turned purple. Treatment?

Hi I have a 13 year old son who has had a range of symptoms over the past 4 years but other than being diagnosed with kryptopyrole have not been able to pin point anything specific. He gets tired alot, complains of stomach pains often and gets viruses so easily which take a long time to go away. He also has shown me in the last two days that his nails are blue/purple and he said that it is hard for him to swallow feels like something is stuck in my throat . We have just recently had a blood test to check for: coeliac , thyroid dysfunction, EBV , Glucose, kidney function, iron & b 12 & d vitamin levels which have all come back fine. Except the dr did say that his IGA level was below normal (0.028 g/L). IS there something we are missing.
Asked On : Mon, 4 Mar 2013
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Kryptopyrole is a very rare disorder of the hemoglobin and this is required to carry oxygen to the body.The symptoms hence can be of varied kinds both physical and mental.I think your docter has ruled out all the other causes of illness in your son .So i guess if he is having kryptopyrole then hie immunity is also low as shown by low IgA.Only thing which helps in this is not medications its just vitamin supplements and a good diet and maybe psychotherapy.Empathise with him and involve him in other creative activities maybe he will think less of his problem then.


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