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Why does your platelet count fall in dengue fever?

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

Dr. Sewa Legha
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Dengue Fever (Definition)

Definition of the word may have come from swahili "ka-dinga pepo", meaning cramp-like seizure caused by an evil spirit. Dengue or breakbone fever 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, shaking chills, & rash. Repeat illness dangerous. 50% of world population at risk as ...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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I am having dengue fever and my platelet count in 124k and WBC count is 2.5K. What measures and medicines should I take?

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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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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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 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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How does thrompocytopenia result in Hemorrhage?.. Whats the Main role of plateles that gets hampered due to dengue fever?

See below: Platelets are the first line of defense in plugging any hole in a blood vessel. Microscopic holes happen with natural activity. Lack of platelets allows bleeding. Thrombocytopeina in Dengue occurs to due a combination of issues. You may consult this site for information. http://www.who.int/csr/resources/publications/dengue/012-23.pdf ...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

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Dengue fever what should be the platelates count to maintain to platelates ?

Dengue fever what should be the platelates count to maintain to platelates ?

It is safe over 20K: There is risk of bleeding if platelets drop below 10, 000. So we generally do not have to do any platelet transfusion unless the counts come down to below 20, 000. Platelets may have to be transfused every 3 to 5 days if they keep dropping down...So they need to be rechecked daily once they drop to 30, 000/mm3. ...Read more

Dr. Aasim Sehbai
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Platelet Count (Definition)

Less than 140 thousand, is low clinical concerns until it falls below 50 thousand include high risk of bleeding. Plt count over 440 thousand is high and can be associated with increased risk of both clotting and bleeding when it ...Read more


Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more