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Child with enlarged spleen, low WBC. Fatigue, weight loss. PET scan showing inflammation of the lymph nodes in spleen. What is happening?

My daughter is 11yr old for 3 1/2 yrs she has had bouts of enlarged spleen low WBC and HGB followed with fatigue, weight loss. And pain in upper left quad abd when she inhales. She s had 2 meg bone marrow bx, pet scan which revealed inflammation of lymph nodes in spleen. No one can tell us why she does this and what is going on???
Asked On : Wed, 13 Feb 2013
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welcome to health care magic,
from the description of your childs symptoms she could be suffering from a blood disorder,
these include,
- sickle cell disease
- leukemia
- viral infection,malaria,schistosomiasis
-juvenile rheumatiod arthritis/hemolytic anemias
-gaucher's disease
- heart failure.
she needs to be throughly investigated i would suggest you should take her to see a pediatrician for further evaluation
hope to have answered your query.
wish your daughter a quick recovery.
Answered: Wed, 13 Feb 2013
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