I have a 7 month new born baby. He was not eating very well. Brought him to doctors. Got blood test and found traces of Albumin in the blood. The results show 2-4 in blood. Doctors put him on medicine. Is this very serious and something to really worry about.

I would appreciate any comments from anyone who has experienced this sympton with their new born baby.
Thank you very much.
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replied April 9th, 2009
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Lower levels of albumin in blood may indicate different systemic problems.
Albumin is produced in liver, so, diseases affecting the liver can result in low levels of albumin in blood.
It can also result from kidney disease, which allows albumin to escape into the urine.
When there is a malnutrition (an improper or inadequate diet and nutrition) and malabsorption syndrome, the low levels of albumin are expected.
Actually, your baby can have a protein losing enteropathy, when there is a excessive leakage of plasma proteins into the lumen of the gastrointestinal tract (bowels).
The cause for this disorder can be a gastrointestinal disease, or a systemic disease.
If this is your baby problem, the loss of proteins may affect not only albumins, but also the proteins (immunoglobulins) important to fight infections, making your baby more prone to develop ones.
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replied April 28th, 2019
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
It could be due to post streptococal glomeronephritis ,urinary tract infection or nephritic syndrome. I would suggest spot urine test for PC ratio.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
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