Trav, is this a new/acute infection? If so, I do know the child MUST be treated immediately w/ abx! MUST! Before abx, the mortality rate for RMSF was nearly 50%. My ex's brother died of RMSF last summer, because the Dr insisted it was the flu. At onset, this is probably the most serious of all TBIs. ALL Drs should know about RMSF!! The warnings have only been going on for over 30 yrs!!!
Bit 1972: Acute and chronic tonsillitis, UTI, miscarraige, appendicitis, hypoglycemia, chronic neck pain w/ crushed vertibrae, chronic severe back pain, mitral valve prolapse, depression, resolution?
Bit Mother's Day 2007: Lyme, Babesia microti, hypothyroidism, EBV, HHV6, Parvovirus B19, low adrenals &misc other hormones, depression, anxiety, more of the above.