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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: Concerned | 2007/08/15

Q.

Chest pains

My daughter is 5 years old, and has recentlly started to complain about chest pains. Do you think it could be something serious should I get her to a doctor?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Never ignore a child who tells you that she has pains in her chest. This may be nothing serious, but it may mean that she has an illness called pleurisy or atypical pneumonia or even TB. So please have her seen by your doctor.

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