My 9 year old (always very healthy) was taken ill with a viral/bacterial infection with fever for 2 weeks (Drs refused to give antibiotics as unsure what it was). Now a month later she is not quite herself (flushed cheeks, energy is zapped by end of the day - athough great most of the day). She is a tall, very slim child with lots of energy, very athletic...good appetite.
I insisted on blood tests- inflammation markers very high and tsh slightly high at 5.09. Tests redone 2 weeks later - inflamation back to normal levels but Dr spotted enlarged thyroid gland on swollowing, so did Thyroid antibodies blood test.. results came back very high thyroglobulin 932.5, and Thyroid PEroxidase 320. Dr said she has Hashimotos Throiditis and will scan her gland tomorrow. Naturally have come home and googled Hashimoto symptoms and it really doesn't add up... am wondering whether these high levels could have been caused by whatever infection she was suffering from? Any advice would be much appreciated - thank you.