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Child having fever. Loss of appetite, leg hurting. Could it be lymes disease?

My 5yr old son had a high fever , between 100-103. 8, for three days with a very low appetite . On the fourth day his fever was finally gone but now complains of his legs hurting and not able to walk normally without his legs having and buckling. We live in a town where lymes disease is common, could he hve it or something else?
Asked On : Sun, 1 Jul 2012
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Feb 2013
Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.
Your child seems to have a viral fever.
The legs pain is due to involvement of muscle by the virus called myositis.
It can be diagnosed by doing blood test for CPK levels.
I advise you to give Tylenol in prescribed dose for pains.
Bed rest is advised.
Give plenty of oral fluids to maintain hydration.
Consult your Pediatrician for the examination of your child and to rule out Lyme diseas by doing appropriate investigations.
Hope I have answered your query.
Answered: Thu, 14 Mar 2013
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