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Child has high platelet count, low iron, runny nose, irritable. Related to teething?

My 13 month old son has a high platelet count for the second time. His iron was checked a few months ago and determined to be low (10.0) but platelets were fine. Upon a second check last month, his iron was 10.5 and platelets were high. Upon another check a few days ago, his iron wa 10.7 (getting better), but his platelets were still high. The doctor asked me if he had been ok since hgh platelets are typically attributed to something viral. I stated that he has had a runny nose and been irritable off and on for about a week, but I thought he was teething . Can a high platelet count be caused from teething alone, or is something else going on?
Asked On : Thu, 2 Aug 2012
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Hi ,
Thank you for your query.
Your child is absolutely fine.Teething has no relation with blood count.
The child has mild anemia. Give him iron rich food like soyabeans,eggs,dates.
The increased platelets are a result of a viral infection.
Don't panic.Stay happy.
If you have any further queries you are free to consult me.
Hope this answers your query.
Wishing your child a speedy recovery.
Have a nice day.
Answered: Sat, 9 Feb 2013
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