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Sudden lowering of hemoglobin and platelet levels. Bone marrow test done. Have diabetes. Is this an infection in the blood?

my father got unwell a week before.Doctors are not advising anything and are wiating for the bone marrow test report.his haemoglobin is falling from 8.1 to 7.5. Now it 7.1 . his platel;ets have flucTUATED FROM 5,000 TO 27,000 TO 18,000 TO 45,000 TO 51,000. iT HAS NOW AGAIN DROPPED BACK TO 41,OOO . dOCTOR SAY THERE might be an infection in the blood . My dad is slightly diabetic kindly sugest au prognosis
Asked On : Mon, 5 Nov 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Sep 2012
Firstly, the low level of platelet is known as thrombocytopenia.
Thrombocytopenia, may occur due to many causes like Idiopathic thrombocytopenia, Some infectious conditions, some leukemias.
Anemia may also be present in these conditions.
To differentiate these conditions , White blood cells are most important. What was Total count? What about the hematocrit values? If normocytic normochromic anemia occurs with an increased wbc and decreased platelets, then bone marrow is important for excluding leukemia.
So, wait for the bone marrow report.
Only then any conclusive diagnosis can be given.
Answered: Tue, 6 Nov 2012
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