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What does fever with high white blood cells count suggest?

Q: My 13 months old daughter weighs 8 kg. She is suffering from high fever. We took her for a blood test, where high white blood cell (WBC) count was found. She is not eating anything and is crying whole day. What should I feed her? She has lost one kg of weight. How can her high WBC count be lowered?

A:Fever with high counts may suggest infection. Common sites where infection can occur in children are throat, ear, chest urine or some other site. Your pediatrician should be able to guide after a detailed examination and some other investigations may be required to confirm the site of infection and treated accordingly.

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