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What causes macrophages +ive in baby?

hi my 7 months son has 1 to pus cells. macrophages + , and fat globules +, his reducing sugar is also positive in stool.He passes stool as he drinks milk though doctor has changes his milk and that is lactose free milk .He keeps crying also. please answer.
Thu, 2 Apr 2015
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The stool report seems normal except for the presence of reducing substances which means malabsorption of substances like lactose. Changing over to lactose free milk should be fine.

A few macrophages can normally be present in the stool. I would not worry if the pus cell count is not significant. Macrophages are scavenger cells of the body and help in cleaning up infective agents if they are present.
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