After being given antibiotics, my fever has come down, but blood platelets have come down to1,14000. Dengue?
Q:Last year I had dengue fever. This year again I deveopled high fever. I was given antibiotics to bring down the fever, but the blood platelet count has come down from 1,70,000 to 1,14,000. How serious is this? Do I have dengue? I do not vomit, nor have any rashes in my body. I do feel weak though, but even that is better now. My leucocytes count is also quite low, about 2,600. Kindly help me with my query
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Where are u from (geographicaly) ? . Make sure u rule out chikungunya too (if prevalent in ur locale now)Thrombocytopenia (low platelet count) shows up in chikungunya too.All said and done Dengue is more dangerous than chikungunya – so the ruling-out should be first about ruling out dengue, then chikungunya.
A drop in platelets from 170,000 to 114,000 or a drop in your leococyte count to 2,600 need not be cause for alarm. A simple viral infection can cause both these to occur. So can a bacterial infection. There may be a problem if these levels continue to fall. Chances are they will begin to return to normal within a week or so. Have a repeat check in two weeks to confirm, if you are feeling better, or if you start to feel unwell, get tested sooner. But a count of 114,000 is low, but not serious, if it drops to 50,000, that’s serious. This is general advice, and not meant to replace anything told to you be an attending doctor, after all, they have you there in person.Hope this helps