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What causes high fever with neck and back pain indicate?

My son has been sick since sunday, now Friday night with fevers as high as 106, but average 104. He has has bad neck and back pain. Dr. said tonsilitis, but ESR rate came back as 120! I know that is very high for a 5 year old. What could be going on? This is not the first time with these symptoms
Thu, 17 Oct 2019
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Hi,

High fever and neck pain with raised ear could be meningitis. Please take him near by hospital for blood analysis and CSF analysis requires treatment.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Prasanna Lakshmi, Pediatrician
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