Explanation Of Blood Lab Results In Children Aged 2 Years?
I want to ask, my child is 2 years and 3 months old, has had fever for 6 days and has a blood check, now for hemoglobin 10, LED 38, neutrophil segment 34, lymphodite 51, monocyte 10, hematocrit 32, mcv 63, mch 20, mchc 31, more or less average than normal, guess why? thank you
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Basically, to diagnose a disease, a complete description of clinical symptoms is needed, and a physical examination is also needed and then it is supported by additional examinations such as laboratory or radiological examination. Disease can not only be diagnosed by using a laboratory examination.
The laboratory results you listed cannot be used to determine the cause of your child's fever. These results can only illustrate that your child has hypochromic microcytic anemia (which is most often caused by iron deficiency anemia). Meanwhile, high LEDs can be caused by many conditions, can be infections, autoimmune diseases, heart disease, kidney disease, cancer, and so forth. Leukocyte count results cannot also be said to be of special significance if your child's leukocytes are normal (in this case you don't list the results).
You should bring the results of the laboratory examination back to the doctor who requested an examination. The doctor who examines your child directly has certainly dug deeper into other symptoms experienced by the child besides his fever, and has done the necessary physical examination as well. The examination should not be postponed if indeed the fever has been experienced by children for more than 3 days and does not improve with heat-lowering drugs.
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