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A 20-year-old male asked about a male:

What can be the cause of fever with low platelet count excluding dengue??

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Dr. John Leander Po
Infectious Disease 19 years experience
Many things...: Depending on additional details in this case, the causes for fever and low platelets are many. Some examples include severe sepsis, tick-borne infections, adverse drug reaction, and others. You should ask your doctor this question since more info is needed to give you a more specific answer.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

Why does your platelet count fall in dengue fever?

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Dr. Richard Orr
Surgical Oncology 45 years experience
Marrow + destruction: It is suggested that dengue fever may involve the bone marrow and cause suppression of new platelet formation. Another theory is that there is increased destruction of platelets due to an immunologic mechanism.
A 40-year-old member asked:

How does dengue fever affect your platelet count?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Can decrease them: Dengue Virus can prevent a human body from making new platelets. Platelets usually last about four days & then are replaced by the body. But wi Dengue the platelets aren't replaced & so the Platelet count can drop. A normal platelet count is about 1.5 to 4 lakhs/cu mm. Platelet count below 1 Lakh needs medical intervention.
Last updated Jul 17, 2014

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