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I have a 6 year old son since he was 4 months old. Has reoccurring monthly high fevers, various rashes, vomiting, migrants and body pains
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My 6 year old son has had reoccurring fevers and symptoms since he was 4 months old. He would have these fever episodes every month that would last for weeks. He would be diagnosed with pneumonia or another infection by the second week. Soon as he would complete the antibiotics. A week later he would have another episode. He was diagnosed with having a Primary’s Immunodeficiency. His IgG levels were tested and came back low. He was placed on Immunoglobulin therapy at 2 1/2 years old. His infection rate greatly improved but the fever, rash, migraines, vomiting and various other symptoms continued. He couldn’t go outside without the rash appearing and it trigging and fever episode. His CRP and ESR was really high in and out of the flares. He had genetic testing done for periodic fever syndromes. He has a mutation of unknown significance in the TNFRSF1A gene. He was diagnosed with Tumor Necrosis Factor Receptor Associated Periodic Syndrome or TRAPS for short. However the researchers at NIH said that the mutation isn’t known to be a gene damaging. He is currently being seen at the National Institutes of Health to help with research and clinical trial there.