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Suggest treatment for dengue fever

Hi,

My mother is suffering from dengue fever. Her platelet count had dropped to 20000. After platelet transfusion it went up to 41000 but has again dropped to 33000. She is vomiting and passing loose motions. Her age is 71. We are really worried. What is the best treatment.
Wed, 2 Sep 2015
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Hi there. The platelet level is really low and your mom is elderly - I strongly recommend that you immediately take her to the nearest hospital for treatment.
You need to understand that there is no cure for dengue infection - treatment given at the hospital is supportive through rehydration and platelet and other blood parameter levels are closely monitored. Should platelet levels dip too low -platelets may be transfused to prevent internal bleeding. It is very necessary that you take your Mother to hospital ASAP.
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Suggest treatment for dengue fever

Hi there. The platelet level is really low and your mom is elderly - I strongly recommend that you immediately take her to the nearest hospital for treatment. You need to understand that there is no cure for dengue infection - treatment given at the hospital is supportive through rehydration and platelet and other blood parameter levels are closely monitored. Should platelet levels dip too low -platelets may be transfused to prevent internal bleeding. It is very necessary that you take your Mother to hospital ASAP.