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high c reactive protein indicate in blood sample..low level of lymph

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what does high c reactive protein indicate in blood sample of a 6 year old boy and low level of lymph
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  DoctorS replied 9 years ago.

HiCustomer

C reactive protein is a non-specific marker of inflammation and can mean many things. What is the medical history of this person?

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Customer: replied 9 years ago.
he is a six year old who suffers constant chest infections almost diagonosed primary cilliary dyscanesia? on zitromax antibiotic 2.5mls trice weekly as maintenance
Expert:  DoctorS replied 9 years ago.

So anyone who has chronic infections will have a high level of inflammation and so it is not surprising that CRP (C-reactive protein) levels are elevated. Was this test drawn in part of a workup to identify a diagnosis? Is there any family history of diseases such as cystic fibrosis? Is there a family history of Primary Cilliary Dyskinesia? Have genetic studies been done?

Customer: replied 9 years ago.
yes this blood test was part of a workup at this time was running high temp40 underwent broncoscopy sept. 06 trying to maintain damage that has been done i am asking question because i was told his work ups were fine nothing unusual he also had low lymph 0.27x10
Expert:  DoctorS replied 9 years ago.

How long have these fevers of 40 been going on? And was that low white count found at the same time? Do you know what his lymphocyte count was before? Both the fevers and the low white count are unusual and would suggest either an infectious or inflammatory process. Do you know if the blood smear has ever been examined?

Customer: replied 9 years ago.
not all the time but he is coming down with infection this can happen the white count was found at same time not sure what what lymphocyte was before not sure about blood smear is this normal workup of bloods
Expert:  DoctorS replied 9 years ago.

Is he from this country? Has he traveled anywhere?

How long have these fevers gone on? Have there been problems for years? Since birth?

Is there any family history of any medical problems? Genetic diseases?

Was there any complication with the pregnancy or around the time that he was born? Did he ever need to be in the hospital?

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Customer: replied 9 years ago.
yes he is from this country not really travelled anywhere. has had fevers on and off since he was a baby born at 37 weeks normal delivery hospitalised at 2 weeks old for rsv virus and every year since maybe 2 to3 times with chest infections tested for cf carries the gene but they say 1 in every 19 irish people is a carrier so now think could be this disorder of his cillia has had nasal scrapings etc. no family history except his younger sister would have similar symptoms but not as severe and also we were more aware she was coming down with infections so have her seen by gp earlier
Expert:  DoctorS replied 9 years ago.
It is possible that they both carry a similar genetic problem but his sister's is less severe - I would recommend getting further advise from a pediatric geneticist who will be able to give you more detailed analysis of a possible inherited disease. I hope his symptoms can resolve.