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?
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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