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Child frequently complains of leg pain. Hematology test showed high ESR. What is the cause?

hi im riza my son had an hematology test for esr and his results are 14 his pedia tol me that it is not normal. so come to think about it what are the cause of this increasing of esr.. he just woke up in the morning and cry that his left leg are aching and cant walk.. he always complain his leftleg so we go to his pedia. he is only 5 years old. help me please i am so worried about it
Asked On : Wed, 30 Jan 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Feb 2013
Hi Riza,
Thank you for your query,
Is there any swelling or tenderness of left leg?
Children can not walk if there is any pain in the limbs.The pain may me due to growing pains which is common in children and during nights.
ESR is a nonspecific test and a value of 14 is usually doesn't suggestive of anything. It may be mildly elevated in mild anemia, and very high ESR is suggestive of the need for evaluation for any chronic inflammatory or chronic infectious diseases.
Consult your Pediatrician for the examination of his limb and for the management.
Hope i have answered your query.
Answered: Wed, 30 Jan 2013
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