Causes Of Fever Up And Down, High Hematocrit And Low Platelets?
good night doctor. I want to ask, my husband at 35 years old is sick, the symptoms are fever up and down, already 3 days, all the body aches, when the blood pressure is high, 50%, and platelets are low 125000 (platelets today). but the day before it was also completely normal and platelets were 194,000. what can be diagnosed doctor?
Acute high fever that is acute (only a few days) is generally caused by a viral infection. The types of viruses that cause fever, are very diverse. Both viruses cause acute respiratory infections, ear infections, gastrointestinal infections, urinary tract infections, and so on. Viruses can also cause general infections, such as dengue virus, chikungunya virus, zika virus, and many more.
High hematocrit states that there is a decrease in plasma fluid levels in blood vessels. The decrease can be caused by dehydration due to lack of fluid intake, and can also be caused by plasma leakage due to disruption of blood vessel walls.
Normal platelet values in adults range from 150 thousand - 400 or 500 thousand. Someone can be suspected of having dengue or chikungunya if there is a decrease in platelets below 150,000 or 100,000. Decreased platelets must be monitored every day. If there is a drastic decline from day to day, then it is most likely to occur DHF. Also note the presence or absence of red spots on the skin, nosebleeds, or bleeding gums. The sick must drink a lot to prevent an increase in hematocrit values.
Take the results of the examination to the doctor who is handling your brother-in-law. The doctor who performs a physical examination will match the physical findings with the lab results. The diagnosis can only be made by a doctor who performs a direct physical examination.
Hopefully this answer can help. Regards.