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8 month old having enlarged spleen and liver

male, 8 months old, 20-25 pounds,has had a fever up to 103.7, docters say his spleen and liver is enlarged, can i give him motrin? what could be wrong? should i take him back to the hospital? what should i do?
Wed, 18 May 2011
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Pediatrician 's  Response
hello,
you have to consult your pediatrician first now.
fever is already high.
so consult without delay
take care
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Dear Erwin
This is a medical emergency and you should visit paediatrician and do necessary investigation like ultrasound abdomen and Complete blood count, SGPT, Sr. Billirubin, Urine- R+M.
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Dear Erwin
As you described it is medical emergency which need to be attended by a paediatrician.For Ayurvedic review biood investigations & Patient examination needed.
Pediatrician Dr. Jasbir S Chugh's  Response
Dear Erwin

Liver and spleen enlargement in an 8 moth old can be due to multiple reasons. It may or may not be related to the current fever. If your child is anemic i..e has low Hemoglobin then it is related to a blood disorder. The other cause could be,liver diseases; infections like Malaria, Sepsis, urinary infection, viral fevers etc. You need to get a complete blood test including blood film and MP, blood and urine cultures done. Your Pediatrician will examine the child and order the required investigations.Please do not try to self treat or have treatment from quacks.

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