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I am sorry your daughter has this issue.
Did your thermometer at home show the 32.4 or was that in hospital? What other tests were done ?Thanks,
Thank you for the helpful additional information.
Had you noted the lower temps prior to this?
Lack of normal temperature regulation is quite rare. I'd recommend your daughter be checked by a pediatric endocrinologist to see whether further tests are needed.
Let me know if you have more questions,
Louise Sivak, M.D.
I certainly understand your frustration and very normal anxiety.
35-36 range doesn't worry me but 32.4 verified does particularly as it was associated at least in time with apnea. A pediatric endocrine specialist can help you decide on pursuing further tests if any.
My concerns are: could she have been born with a rare condition that interferes with body temp regulation? or could she have something wrong with her pituitary / hypothalamus glands in the brain that makes her temp regulation go awry? The other functions of those glands can be checked by blood tests and if I were her pediatrician, that's where I'd start.
All best ; hope you get helpful answers soon,