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What causes persistent fever, headache and sore throat?

hi, have a 5 year old white boy with high fever ( 105deg) for 5 days, headache (occasional), sore throat, non-productive cough, cracked, bleeding lips. now, fever gone but more perioral rash lesions and petechiae of hard palate. throat cx negative, wbc 5.7, platelets 269,000, blood cx pending, cxr neg, sinus xray neg. no lesions on hands or feet. any thoughts?? says he is feeling better but still not normal activity level (irritability persists). our dr thinks sinus infection. on zithromax since yesterday.                                                                  
Fri, 26 Mar 2021
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Hi,

This can be a streptococcal pharyngitis or mononucleosis. We need more details(like any skin rash or peeling, enlarged neck nodes etc.). Kindly continue the treatment suggested. As he is getting better, we need not worry much.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Muhammed Aslam T. K., Pediatrician
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What causes persistent fever, headache and sore throat?

Hi, This can be a streptococcal pharyngitis or mononucleosis. We need more details(like any skin rash or peeling, enlarged neck nodes etc.). Kindly continue the treatment suggested. As he is getting better, we need not worry much. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Muhammed Aslam T. K., Pediatrician