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Child suffering from fever. Had blood tested. Suggest?

my child is 3 months old he is suffering from the fever for the last six days.I was asked to take a blood test and normal x ray of child.The blood report is given below
RBCs shownormocytic normochronic WBC countis approx 0000cells/cumm.differential count shows polymorph-06% lymphocyte-93% eosinophil-00% monocyte 01%platelets are adequate. no WBC presursor seen.both thick and thin smears are negative for MP. i would like to what the reports reveal of my child health condition.
Asked On : Wed, 17 Apr 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response

Thanks for writing to health care magic.

Your three month old requires to be examined by a pediatrician.

With infants in that age group we should be more cautious. Please take your baby to the pediatrician.

Is your baby accepting feeds normally?
Is your baby vomiting?
Is your baby lethargic?

What is the temperature like?

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

Take care.
Answered: Thu, 18 Apr 2013
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Pediatrician, Neonatology Dr. Uma Rajah Ananth's  Response
The CBC result shows severe neutropenia and high lymphocytes. this can go with severe infection,viral or otherwise. Being very small the child needs expert examination and treatment in view of 6 days fever.
Good luck
Dr Uma
Answered: Wed, 17 Apr 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Himaja Bai Kethavath's  Response
Hi and welcome to HCM!
Thanks for posting your query here.
The RBC picture-normocytic and normochromic means- the size and shape and colour of the red blood cells is normal. The WBC levels are within the normal range except for the lymphocytes which shows an elevated level-93%. This indicates an acute viral infection. The smear for MP is for malarial parasite test. It is also negative. So the cause of fever in your son is of viral in origin. You need to take some other tests to confirm the viral infection. It could be upper respiratory or a rota virus infection. The viral origin can be correlated clinically.
Hope this is helpful to you.
Answered: Wed, 17 Apr 2013
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