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My son suffered from dengue one week back and his platelets have come to 595000 now .what to do ?

My son suffered from dengue one week back and his platelets have come to 595000 now .what to do ?

Nothing: The fact that his platelet count has rebounded to more than normal range is ok. It shd settle down in due course of about a week or two. He will not have bleeding from dengue and is out of danger. If his total white count is also up he shd be able to go back to school and resume normal activities. Especially f he is active and if his appetite has returned. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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Dengue Fever (Definition)

Also known as breakbone fever, it is a viral, flu like illness spread by a day biting mosquito. Many have no symptoms but, if stricken, those ill have high fever, headache, ...Read more


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What should I do after dengue recovery ? Platelets dropped to 90. Already short on weight. Should I do anything special, to improve health? How long?

What should I do after dengue recovery ? Platelets dropped to 90. Already short on weight. Should I do anything special, to improve health? How long?

Check out this link: Adequate hydration, eating nutritious fruits and veggies may help in the recovery process which sometimes takes weeks to months. Platelet count should rise with recovery. God bless u! .http://www.medicinenet.com/dengue_fever/patient-comments-471.htm. ...Read more

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What precautions should be taken in dengue if platelets count is 40000?

What precautions should be taken in dengue if platelets count is 40000?

Dengue: Low platelets is very common in dengue. No major precautions needed but stay away from Aspirin and other nsaids until the platelets return to normal (as they will after your body kills of the dengue). ...Read more

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What is the best drug to simulate platelet decrease in dengue fever?

What is the best drug to simulate platelet decrease in dengue fever?

Time: Anti-oxidants are suggested but not proven to be effective. Platelet transfusions may be used in very low counts. ...Read more

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My dengue IgM test came as positive. but my platelets is 5 lakh. What does this indicate?

My dengue IgM test came as positive. but my platelets is 5 lakh. What does this indicate?

Dengue Fever: 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. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my dengue IgM test came as positive. but my platelets is 5 lakh what does it signifiy?

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. ...Read more

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My haemoglobin level is 15.6 and platelet count is 55600.what should i do so as to reduce my haemoglobin count.i have just recovered frm dengue.(14yr)?

My haemoglobin level is 15.6 and platelet count is 55600.what should i do so as to reduce my haemoglobin count.i have just recovered frm dengue.(14yr)?

Levels of...: Your hemoglobin level is normal at this time so no need to be concerned about it. As far as your platelets is concerned they are still low but that is part of what dengue causes. As you recover the platelet levels should start coming up.You should follow up with you doctor and have blood work repeated soon. ...Read more

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How does dengue fever affect your platelet count?

How does dengue fever affect your platelet count?

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. ...Read more

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Why does your platelet count fall in dengue fever?

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. ...Read more

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What is the best way to increase blood platelets in dengue fever?

What is the best way to increase blood platelets in dengue fever?

Platelet transfusion: There is no known medication to counteract the Dengue virus, so the treatments are aimed at the symptoms and signs. Medications are not available to raise platelet count. Should the count fall low enough that bleeding is a risk, platelet transfusion is the only option to address the problem. ...Read more

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Could use your help docs! my dengue IgM test came as positive. But my platelets is 5 lakh, what does it signifiy?

Could use your help docs! my dengue IgM test came as positive. But my platelets is 5 lakh, what does it signifiy?

Not dangerously low.: Dengue Fever 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. ...Read more

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Does a dengue patient doesn't necessarily need to wait its platelet count to rise to 150+ to be discharged in the hospital?

Does a dengue patient doesn't necessarily need to wait its platelet count to rise to 150+ to be discharged in the hospital?

Dengue hospital: Having worked in the Philippines (San Lazaro in Manila) & comparing that to the US there are significant differences in hospitalization requirements. If you're recovering from dengue and ur counts are above 100 without bleeding I think you are fine to go home & continue your recovery there. The management of dengue anyway is rest since there are no medicines for that, & if ur not bleeding it's OK. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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I'm dengue fever positive. What can I do to increase my blood platelet level? Is there any food which i need to avoid?

Not likely: May not be dengue related , if there is no bleeind or bruising an platlet count is above 100 , then may just need to wait it out , should go to a blood specialist to make sure there is nothing else wnong. ...Read more

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My wife is suffering from dengue, initial for 4 days she had fever wth les platelet count and later the fever cme dwn and platelet started incresing?

Recovery : If your wife's temperature stays down and platelet count stays up, it seems as if she is recovering from this mosquito transmitted infection. ...Read more

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Can a naturally high platelet count helps prevent dengue hemoragic fever if 2nd time dengue occurs?

A Solid No: Interesting question.Based on the platelet count alone, it may take a little more time to meet the definition of low platelets, but there's much more to the picture It's the rate of consumption of the platelets based upon the severity of the infection,which is based on a lot of other things. And--the platelets are more of a symptom of the disease, not the cause or cure. In short, the answer is No. ...Read more

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Is this dengue? Lymps and WBC are normal. Platelets count is going down. Also 5 days ongoing fever.

Is this dengue? Lymps and WBC are normal. Platelets count is going down. Also 5 days ongoing fever.

Too vague: There are many causes for fever and low platelet count. If you have not been to an endemic area, this is not dengue. You need to see an infectious diseases specialist if your doctor is unable to figure it out. ...Read more

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She's dengue +ve platelet count was 16000. sdp infusion is done, and having menstrual periods. But no other signs of dengue symptoms.any risk factors?

She's dengue +ve platelet count was 16000. sdp infusion is done, and having menstrual periods. But no other signs of dengue symptoms.any risk factors?

Proper workup: This thrombocytopenia is serious and a cause needs to be found. I am going to assume that she is otherwise healthy. It's idiopathic / autoimmune thrombocytopenia until proved otherewise. A competent hematologist needs to investigate now. Forget about this being dengue. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My sister diagnosed of dengue fever she is now 4 months pregnant. Her blood got 27/150 and platelet drops low. Will it affect the baby and what effect?

My sister diagnosed of dengue fever she is now 4 months pregnant. Her blood got 27/150 and platelet drops low. Will it affect the baby and what effect?

It could.: It depends on how severe her case is. Here is a lot of information. She should be considered as a higher risk pregnancy and treatment and close follow-up with her OB doc is crucial. See http://www.babycenter.in/a1013406/dengue-in-pregnancy ...Read more

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My dad has dengue and his platelet count is around 80000 now. He is also a heart patient. The doctors have asked him to stop the heart tablets. Worry?

My dad has dengue and his platelet count is around 80000 now. He is also a heart patient. The doctors have asked him to stop the heart tablets. Worry?

Dengue Fever: Dengue fever may cause the platets to drop. Your father probably also takes medicaiton to thin his blood due to his heart disease. The combiantion of low platlets and blood thinners will increase the incidence of bleeding. ...Read more

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My igg and igm for dengue is positive. My blood platelet has dropped from 299000-279000-269000 over the pass the 3 days but my leukocyte has fell and increased from 4540-4040-4150 in the pass 3 days. My body temeperature is constant for 2 days at 36.5. Wh

Mold dengue: From data that u have presented u have had mild dengue. Ur platelets remain within normal limits. The white counts have also not reduced significantly. Temperature is also normal. This wld be considered mild dengue. The fact that IgG is also positive may suggest a recent past infection. Ur questions did not appear so I am not sure of what more to write. Resubmit ur questions if u r still worried. ...Read more

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If someone has platelet count of 33000 due to dengue.will he need blood transfusion?do juice of papaya leaves helps?

Dengue Fever: A random controlled trial on 228 patients wi Dengue fever in Malasia demonstrated ^'ed platelet count in group that drank 50mg of Carica Papaya juice per day over those receiving standard treatment. 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 ...Read more

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I am having dengue fever and my platelet count in 124k and WBC count is 2.5K. What measures and medicines should I take?

Medicines: You should (MUST) talk to your doctor about this in order to be sure that your medicines are OK!.
Please discuss with your doctor! ...Read more

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Blood platelets dropped from 299000 to 279000 and leukocytes from 4540 to 4040. Igg and igm for dengue is positive. Fever is 36.5 today. What to do?tq

Dengue: From your test results, you have dengue infection. Good news is that your numbers are still very good. You don't have fever and the slight decrease in your platelets and leukocytes are not of concern at this time.
Continue to monitor your numbers and keep in touch with your doctor if you notice any new complain. ...Read more

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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?

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

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. ...Read more

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Good Morning. I have a 6 yo daughter who's been having fever with 39-40temp for 4 days now. She tested negative for NS1 dengue test. And cbc platelet results are normal aside from these 3: Neutrophils 63.90 Lymphocytes 20.10 Monocyte 15.60 There were 4 of

Good Morning. I have a 6 yo daughter who's been having fever with 39-40temp for 4 days now. She tested negative for NS1 dengue test. And cbc platelet results are normal aside from these 3:
Neutrophils 63.90
Lymphocytes 20.10
Monocyte 15.60
There were 4 of

Mgt/workup: If she has a rash, continued fever, irritability, poor fluid intake, cough, or redness of her eyes, it is particularly important to have a re check. In the meantime, offer fluids, check her temperature and treat the fever with tylenol (acetaminophen) or motrin. The fever should diminish in the next 24 hours if she has a usual viral illness. ...Read more

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Could a person who has dengue fever with 16000 pletlet.48 hematocret still have a good chance to recover?

Could a person who has dengue fever with 16000 pletlet.48 hematocret still have a good chance to recover?

Yes: As long as there is no internal or external bleeding, things are under control. It usually take a week for the platelets to get back in normal count. ...Read more