An 8 year old boy is brought to your ED by his mum. The mum complains that her son has developed a cough and high temperature for the last two days. She also states that he is breathing rapidly and has been off his food.
On examination he is unwell with a few scattered crepitations in his chest.
T 39 degrees celcius
His blood tests show:
Hb 135 (112-145 g/l)
Plt 270 (140-400)
WCC 7 (4-11)
Neutrophils 4.1 (2-7)
The red cells show moderate cold agglutination. There are several
reactive lymphocytes. Platelet morphology is normal.
Urea and Electrolytes – normal
- Describe and interpret?
- What are the differential diagnosis?
- What other tests are indicated?
- Give the causes of this condition in the different age groups in children