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25yr boy having fever n bodyache wbc 3.3 n platelet 102, dengue ns1 -ve, no other illness..wat the cause of low platelets?

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Dr. Lawrence Wasser
Specializes in Pediatrics
Virus: Viral diseases often cause a transient lowering of all blood components, including platelets.
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 42 years experience
It' s Dengue!: It affects the white blood cells causing fever, flu like symptoms , severe pains. It can affect the liver and bone marrow leading to reduced number of platelets, increasing risk of bleeding and low blood pressure.
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
Urgent Care 20 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Could be an occult infection. Needs more work up.

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