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Has leg cramps, CRP and ESR elevated. Taken X ray. What seems wrong?

My 4 yr old has been having leg cramps for the last 2 yrs we always thought it was growing pains it almost every night well we took him to the doc b/c it happened 5 times in one night, they done x-ray and blood work the x-rays turned out fine but his CRP and ESR are slightly elevated and he needs to see a neurologist, what could be wrong w him?
Asked On : Mon, 8 Apr 2013
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I am going to explain what CRP and ESR is and then what conditions it is raised in. CRP stands for C reactive protein. It is raised in conditions that cause chronic inflammation. The inflammation cause the CRP to be raised.

ESR stand for erythrocyte sedimentation rate. It is also used for inflammation in the body. So, basically all this means is that your son has some inflammation somewhere in the body.

Since you are meeting a neurologist, I suspect that he has an autoimmune disorder affecting the spine. This could be something like Guillane Barre syndrome. This can also cause the cramps that you have described. I hope this helps you.

Dr Vineet
Answered: Sat, 6 Jul 2013
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