Hi and thanks for the query,
, the lymph nodes and the bone marrow
constitute what we call the lymphopeoitic system. These structures are interelated. He was certainly trying to exclude the possibility of a tumour.
The pleen is very important in destroying worn out red blood cells and platelets. Its not surprising that the child s platelet count
could be rising with time. However, patients without spleens fight encapsulated bacteria ineffectively. It shall thus be advisable to respect strict following up the hemophilus influenzae, pneumo 23 and typhim vi vaccines all the time against these three bacteria: Neisseria meningitidis
, Meningococci and Salmonella
Hope this helps and best regards,