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What is the treatment for leg pain in a child?

My 8 year old daughter has been complaining that her leg hurts...not the muscle but the actual bone. She is also severly pale has night sweats with no fever. She has had a battery of blood tests and her seds rate was 45. She is having a bone scan done as well. Is this more likely cancer or arthritis? She has not gained any weight in 11 months and is only 60lbs. Any thoughts?
Thu, 4 May 2017
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Hello dear!.
I canuderstand your concern.
A detailed history and complete physical examination of the child would help me more in diagnosing the condition.
Its probably JIA but it could be infective.
I would advise you to have her ANA,RA factor checked from the labs and a detailed physical examination by a pediatrician.
Weight loss is considered as a sign of cancer,and in your case there is no weight loss,its been static.
Hope it will help.
Wishing your child good health :-)
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