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Suffering with dengue positive, constant fluctuation in platelet count, no fever. How long will the fluctuation last?

My son(32 years old) was admitted to Max Saket Delhi on saturday the 6th oct- dengue positive-with a platelet count of 64thousand (after four days of high temp )with a temp of 103 .6hrly tests are being done.It dropped to 35 then rose to 90 on the sunday then dropped to 30 again and and by monday morning it was 60 but by afternoon it was 30.It then went to 40,45 and up to 60 this morning now it has dropped to 45 again.His temp has been normal since late sun night..what do I do.How long will this fluctuation last.I am worried.What do we need to do for it become 1lakh.It is now seven days since the onset of fever .
Asked On : Fri, 12 Oct 2012
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Hi I can feel your tension, but believe me it is quite obvious not to worry too much about it. You will understand why it is happening if you know the underlying cause.
In dengue , in certain cases haemorrhage occurs. Thats why Platelet count decreases. Now when you give platelet from outside then again it increases. But untill the the disease is fully cured there is a chance of fall of platelet count again. What is actually happening here.
but dengue is self limiting that means it will be cured automatically, you have to just keep close watch on count and to supplement platelet from outside. after that platelet count will rise automatically.
Usually it takes 2-4 weeks. Best of luck.
Answered: Fri, 12 Oct 2012
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