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Child having vomitting problem since birth. Vomitting brown fluids, complete dehydration, hospitalised. High CRP, urea, bicarbonate. Low glucose. Serious?

My son is4.5yrs he has vomiting problem since birth buth of late it has become worse ,there have 2 episodes with 5 months gap he started vomiting brown fluids n becomes completely dehydrated that we need to hospitaliz n reports are not normal. CRP is 125- glucose is low urea is high even the bicarbonate is high is there any serious problem with my child.
Asked On : Thu, 31 Jan 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response

More Details are needed.

Vomiting since birth- How frequently he used to vomit? What was said by doctors when he was a baby? What medications were given? How was the weight gain during infancy? Usual cause of recurrent vomiting in infants is Reflux.

Now, at this age of 4.5 yrs, what is his weight? Please feel free to get back with all details.

Vomiting brown fluids to the level of dehydration- surely he needs to be evaluated thoroughly.
Usually brown fluids indicate a bleed- that in contact with gastric juices- becomes brown in color. Most common cause is severe gastritis.

And CRP of 125 indicates severe infection. Blood glucose can be low in severe infections.
You have not mentioned the value of blood urea. If both urea and creatinine are higher- it indicates his kidney is involved in the illness.

You have not mentioned anything else like fever his symptoms. With the details provided, one cannot conclude what the entire problem is.

How ever he needs to be hospitalized and evaluated thoroughly for the same.

I would like to check his development mile stones as well- to rule out any metabolic disorders- which can present with recurrent vomiting- along with other symptoms like developmental delay etc.

Hope my answer helps you.
Wish your son a speedy recovery.
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Pediatrician Dr. Samik Basu's  Response
Hi ,
Thank you for your query.
I understand your concern.
Your child is serious.
High CRP indicates infection of severe nature.
High urea denotes dehydration.
Kindly consult a pediatric intensivist regarding your child.
If you have any further queries you are free to consult me.Hope this answers your query.Wishing your child a speedy recovery.Have a nice day.
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