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Had a flu shot, have runny nose, had low platelet count, given IVIG. What happened?

In 2010 I had a flu shot on a Wednesday, by Sunday of that week I have a runny nose, red throat and pink ears. I was given a z pack and by the next Sunday I had not gotten any better and my body was covered in Petickei (sp). I was sent to the er for a cbb and other test. I had a 0 platlett count and was given an IVIG and numberous other tests. I was sent home after 4 days and within a week my platletts were dangerously low again. Hospital again and all kinds of test again. Six months later I had my spleen removed. Since that time I have been monitored by my hematologist Any ideas why this happened? YYYY@YYYY
Sat, 21 Sep 2013
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the signs of viral infections and platelets decrease in viral
the vaccine you used caused the attck of viral instead of prevention
th platelets behave like this they increase decrease in various conditions have to montor and be on hyderotherapy that is lot of water
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