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Enlarged liver and spleen, high alkaline phosphatase, short height. What is going on?

hello, I have a friend of mine whose son has the next signs - liver and spleen are enlarged - alkaline phosphatase is high - his is short for his age and his weight is low( he is 13 y.o boy) - on his skin there are vessels seen - he is mentally okey They went for many places but so far nobody can explain to them what is going on - when he was born he was fine - his delay began approximately when he was one year old. many thanks
Asked On : Sat, 20 Oct 2012
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Thank you for your query.

I can understand your concern. However liver and spleen enlargement with increased serum alkaline phosphatase do not help me in coming to a conclusion as there a number of causes for them. I would like to have more details/investigation reports:
1. Haemogram
2. Peripheral smear
3. Liver function test
4. Kidney function test
5. Urine routine
6. Ultrasound report of whole abdomen
7. Subsequent investigations shall depend on the initial reports.

I hope I have answered your query to your satisfaction.


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