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Child has fever, refuse to eat, and trembling, no sleep at night. Anything else to note?

One of my daycare kids has been complaining of his knee hurting "on the inside" and has had a low grade fever for four days. Today he refused to eat and was trembling uncontrollably. He has had difficulty sleeping through the night. His dad just brought him to the dr and his WBC count was 14.9. Anything else I should note?
Asked On : Sat, 13 Apr 2013
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Thanks for writing to health care magic.

What is the age of this child?

Your child has refusal to feed which is a danger sign and should be reviewed by a doctor.

Other danger signs that any child with fever should be watched out for are lethargy, lack of consciousness, seizures, poor feeding.

The WBC count is suggestive of bacterial infection.

Is there any swelling of the joint and restriction of movement?

Please reply in detail so that we can help you better.

Take care.
Answered: Sun, 14 Apr 2013
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