An Explanation Of The Results Of The Blood Lab?
Good evening, I am ayu permission to ask for 4 days I have had a fever and the temperature fluctuated for 4 days then I was advised to have a blood check by the doctor who treated me with a hemoglobin result of 11.4; leukocytes 4,200; hematrokit 35; and 133,000 platelets. What does that mean?
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Dengue fever must meet several criteria including fever patterns, additional symptoms, and blood test results. Following are the diagnostic criteria for dengue fever:
1. Sudden high fever
2. Add 2 or more accompanying symptoms:
- Back pain
- Muscle and bone pain
- Skin rashes
- IgM / IgG positive dengue
-No signs of plasma leakage (increased hematocrit, presence of fluid in the pleural cavity, presence of fluid in the abdominal cavity, etc.)
Can be classified as dengue hemorrhagic fever if also found the following:
1. Enlarged heart
2. The existence of a plasma leakage characterized by one:
- Increased hematocrit value
- Aanya fluid in the pleural cavity, the presence of fluid in the abdominal cavity from physical examination
3. Decreasing the value of protein in the blood
4. Thrombocytopenia <100,000 / mm
Whereas typhus has different fever characteristics and accompanying symptoms, including:
1. Fever fluctuates, especially in the afternoon and evening
2. High fever can occur continuously until the second week.
4. Gastrointestinal disorders in the form of constipation and bloating or diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and bloody bowel movements
5. Other accompanying symptoms, such as muscle aches and aches, coughing, weakness
From the results of routine blood tests alone can not be known specifically whether there is a bacterial infection that causes typhus. Typhoid serological examination in the form of widal or tubex is needed to determine the presence of this infection.
For the time being, we suggest to consult the results of the examination again with the treating doctor, so that the results can be confirmed with the existing symptoms and physical examination results. Beware if you experience complaints of persistent vomiting, abdominal pain, gum bleeding or black stool, you should immediately consult a doctor again.
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