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Posted on Sat, 25 Oct 2014
Question: i gone though blood test today found Trophozites forms of plasmodium vivax and patelet count 114
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Answered by Dr. Anshul Varshney (16 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Malaria

Detailed Answer:
Dear Friend.
Welcome to Healthcaremagic.
Hi, I am Dr Anshul Varshney , I have read your query in detail , I understand your concern.
There is clear evidence that you are suffering from malaria.
Thrombocytopenia is a part of Malaria.
I would advise you following:
1. To take a combination of Arthemether and Lumefantarine available as Lumerax 80 mg twice a day for 3 days.
2. To take Doxycycline 100 mg twice a day.
3. To take Paracetamol for fever.
4. Get daily platelet count checked. If they fall rapidly, or you start bleeding from any site, you will require admission.
5. In case you have vomitings, you would require medications through injection and admission.
6. Once you have recovered and your platelet counts are rising, you have to get a test done called as G-6-PD. If this is normal you would be given a drug called Primaquine for 14 days to prevent the relapse.

This is my personal opinion based on details available here. If you still have any other query, you may please ask me.
Stay Healthy.
Dr Anshul Varshney , MD

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Brief Answer: Malaria Detailed Answer: Dear Friend. Welcome to Healthcaremagic. Hi, I am Dr Anshul Varshney , I have read your query in detail , I understand your concern. There is clear evidence that you are suffering from malaria. Thrombocytopenia is a part of Malaria. I would advise you following: 1. To take a combination of Arthemether and Lumefantarine available as Lumerax 80 mg twice a day for 3 days. 2. To take Doxycycline 100 mg twice a day. 3. To take Paracetamol for fever. 4. Get daily platelet count checked. If they fall rapidly, or you start bleeding from any site, you will require admission. 5. In case you have vomitings, you would require medications through injection and admission. 6. Once you have recovered and your platelet counts are rising, you have to get a test done called as G-6-PD. If this is normal you would be given a drug called Primaquine for 14 days to prevent the relapse. This is my personal opinion based on details available here. If you still have any other query, you may please ask me. Stay Healthy. Dr Anshul Varshney , MD