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Monday, November 5, 2012
Store at Room Temperature
Ever since this child was one year old, he has had an "allergy to cold." Exposure to cold environments, even an air-conditioned room, triggers the rash shown above in around seven hours. This is followed by a fever. If blood is drawn 10 hours after the exposure, then the leukocyte count can be over 30,000/microL. This CBC abnormality declines about 12-14 hours later. The baby also develops a red eye and complains of joint aches. All these symptoms usually resolve within 24 hours. In between episodes, the patient's exam is completely normal.
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