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What are the symptoms of staph infection in stomach?

My three year old son has had a fever for several days, highest 102.5, chronic vomiting, WBC of 17,000, 75% saturation in the blood (doctor mentioned something about that measuring bacteria), Ketones, protein, and blood in his urine. His Ketone levels were 80 yesterday and 15 today. He had a medical procedure several weeks ago that required his feeding tube to be extracted and Botox injected into his Pyloric muscle and dilation was also done. All tests, such as flu, strep, etc. have been done and they are all negative. Do you think he could have a Staph infection INSIDE his stomach?
Thu, 21 May 2015
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Hi, I did review your concern. I believe you son had probably some infection. Staphyloccocal infection of stomach is generally not seen but we do see food poisoning due to staph toxin resulting form eating contaminated milk based food. It can cause fever and severe vomiting. It does not require any antibiotics and it usually reverses on its own after toxin is passed through stool
I hope this helps
wish your son and your family a healthy life ahead.
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