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Fever, p vivax m.p. seen, lumenax drug for malaria suggested, admission to the hospital required or not - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi docter
Doctor :   Hi
User :   dr this regarding my son who is 3.4 yrs old
User :   he was suffering fron fever from last friday evening
User :   we have cosulted peadertic he has suggested for blood test
User :   blood report are as folloe.
Doctor :   go ahead
User :   haemolobin- 11.9
User :   wbc 10500
User :   malarial parasites- ring form p vivax m.p. seen
User :   plaelet count - 227000
User :   G6PD- 50.0 MINITS(NORMAL) 30-60 MINITS
User :   DR HAS GIVEN MEDICINE LUMENAX 7.5 ML TWICE A Y FOR 3 DAYS
User :   AND SUGESTED FOR ADMISSION AND COMPLETE THE COURSE OF 4 DAYS
User :   CURRENTLY HE IS FINE AND NOT HAVING ANY PROBLEM FROM MONDAY MORNING
Doctor :   the drug is anti malarial drug and it wise to admit your child in hospital so that he can be reviewed frequently by the medical staff.
User :   MEAN WHILE I HAVE CONSULTED OTHER PEADTRIC ON 17/5/11 AND HE HAS SUGGESTED FOR CBC AGAIN WHICH SHOW MALARIAL PARASITES - NOT DETECTED AND
User :   PLATELETS - 320 FERENCE RENGE - 150-450 .
User :   THIS REPORT WAS DONE AFTER ONE AND HALF DAY COURSE OF LUMENAX.
User :   PLS ADVICE
Doctor :   one thing you have to understand is that clinical suspicion is of paramount importance in diagnosing malaria. Even if the test was negative at first time if doctor suspects malaria he would advise anti malarial treatment.
User :   SECOND DR IS NOT ADVISING FOR ADMISSION
User :   ON 15/5/11 WHEN HE GOT FEVER FIRST TIME HE ALSO HAD HEADACHE WHEN FEVER WAS HIGH 101 BUT AFTER GIVING IBUGESIC PLUS FEVER USE TO GO DOWN AFTER 20-25 MINUTES
User :   HE ALSO FEEL LITTLE COLD WHEN FEVER WAS THEIR .
Doctor :   Admission would be a wise thing.
User :   ONCE THE ANTI MAREIAL DOSE WAS STATRED FROM MONDAY MORNING HE HAS NOT GOT FEVER SINCE MONDAY MORNING
Doctor :   is your residence near any hospital?
User :   NOT BIG HOSITAL THEIR ARE NURSING HOME
User :   IS THERI ANY ADVERSE EFFECT IF HE IS NOT SUFFERING FROM MAREIAL AS PER SECOND REPORT
Doctor :   it is fine if you can take your child to hospital when ever he has fever or other complaints.
User :   NOT ADMITTING HIM TO HOSPITAL CAN CREATE PROBLEM IN FUTURE//
Doctor :   as I said malaria is not diagnosed solely on reports alone.
User :   ??
Doctor :   there will be no adverse effects.
User :   WHAT DO YOU SUGGEST SHOULD I CONSULT ANOTHER LAB OF DOCTER??
Doctor :   that's not required as your son is already on treatment and symptoms are subsiding.
User :   DR HAS ALSO GIVEN MARIAL COURCE FOR 14 DAYS -- MEDICINE NAME - IMGINGO (2.5MG)
User :   HE HAS ASKED TO START FROM TOMMORROW AS TODAY 3 DAY COURSE OF LUMERAX IS GOING TO COMPLETE
Doctor :   continue with the treatment and consult doctor regularly as advised until you finish your treatment.
User :   MY ONLY CONCERN IS WAS HAVING HAVEING HEADACHE ON 15 AND 16 MAY WITH COLD BUT HE OK FROM MONDAY MORNING . SINCE MONDAY HE HAS NOT OT FEVER OR ANY PROBLEM
Doctor :   now he is fine after taking medication. Complete the course and your son would be fine.
User :   SHOULD I ADMIT??
Doctor :   it would be good if you can admit him.
User :   EVEN IF HE IS FINE FROM MORNING
User :   IT ALMOST 3 DAYS HE DID NOT GOT FEVER
Doctor :   it is up to you to decide. I would suggest admitting him.
User :   OK THANKS
Doctor :   is there anything else that i can help you with?
User :   NO THANKS
Doctor :   thanks for consulting.
Doctor :   bye for now.
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