I have an almost 6 year old daughter who over the last few years has had numerous high fevers with a high white blood cell count with no other symptoms of signs of infection. March 2009 she had a fever that went from 103.2 to 108 in less than 15 minutes. She was hospitalized for 5 days and they never found anything. She has been checked for UTI. Everything is always negative. Any ideas of what could cause this would be helpful. I am tired of worrying of what will happen if I don't catch a fever in time.
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Elevated WBC or leukocytosis and fever may be caused by several conditions including bacterial infection, inflammation, leukemia, lymphoma, trauma, use of certain drugs (steroids, antiseizure medications), myeloproliferative disorders of the bone marrow (chronic myelogenous leukemia, polycythemia vera, myelofibrosis, essential thrombocythemia), inflammatory bowel disorders (Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis), burns or stress (physical or emotional). Depending on your daughter’s symptoms further evaluation will be required.
Do discuss this with your doctor and get yourself examined. Try and consult an infectious disease doctor and a hematologist. Hope this helps. Take care!
wbc more than 18,000?,family have history of leukemia? Anyways that also happens in a systemic viral infection,or maybe you're little girl has just low immune system,boost her with vitamins that are appropriate for her. My sister also have recurrent fever and was diagnosed with SVI,there's no treatment for it ,only symptomatic
WBC has been between 16,000 and 25,000 No history of leukemia. Other than the fever and wbc she is never sick. she has only had the flu once and that is it other than small colds. And even when she gets the fevers she is still happy and smiling. The only time she gets crabby is when the fevers hit about 103.5..
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