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Persistent yellow stools, irritable, hungry, low WBC and lymphocytes, loss of appetite. What is wrong?

Hi my son aged 4.8 has persistent pale yellow stools . He weighs 2st (28lbs), is showing tooth enamel defects, brown marks + surface defects), his also irritable and aways hungry. He was sent for blood tests coeliac , full blood count and liver function. Liver function came back ok, coeliac negative, fbc = anemia , low white count (lymphocytes) and Stomatocytes present. The last couple of weeks his appetite has decreased, His skin is dry and itchy and he is running a persistent low grade fever. This morning his temperature was normal but by this afternoon he was looking flushed and his current temperature is 99.8. I m awaiting a hospital appointment which is mid April however I m quite concerned and am wondering whether he needs to be seen urgently
Asked On : Tue, 5 Mar 2013
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Your son definitely has some kind of failure to thrieve since weight for age is less.The reasons for tooth enamel defects may be many;out of which coeliac has been ruled out.Others like congenital infection prematurity,drugs taken by mother during pregnancy,and Vitamin D Deficiency also needs to ruled out.Since the pale stools and fever are persistent these really need to be looked into.Maybe stool examination might help also to pinpoint a hidden infection like giardiasis and amoebiasis.So i think it would be really good if you could get a prior appointement rather than 6weeks later.
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Answered: Thu, 7 Mar 2013
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