Differences In Lupus Symptoms And Dengue Fever?
Good afternoon, my doctor, 1 month ago, according to the doctor, got DHF because the tombosit dropped, then he was told to treat at home and a week after that there was swelling resembling a large boil with a diameter of a span more. 3 weeks later the wife, I brought to Rsud, and I asked to check everything, (already 3 days running infusion) condition.-hb: 8.1 8.1 drop: 6.1spot: 628sg: 628sg: 358I was confused, how to treat the disease. Lupus or what disease, the results of normal ultrasound. Thank you …
Hello Ramires, Thank you for the question.
Has your wife returned to consult with your doctor about the results of this examination? Does your wife already know the doctor's diagnosis?
Platelets are blood cells that play a role in the process of blood clotting. When a wound or bleeding occurs, platelets will immediately work to stop this bleeding. Thrombocyte levels in the blood can decrease (thrombocytopenia) due to a number of conditions such as viral infections such as dengue fever or hepatitis, leukemia, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), aplastic anemia (can be caused by autoimmune diseases such as lupus). In dengue fever, thrombocytopenia which occurs only temporarily and after 7-10 days generally platelet levels will return to normal. However, if there are still abnormal platelet levels (and accompanied by low hemoglobin levels / anemia), then the cause is not dengue fever.
Lupus is an autoimmune disease, which is a disease caused by the body's immune system that attacks the body's own skin, joints, heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, blood cells, and spinal cord. As a result, a number of symptoms appear in patients such as fatigue, skin rashes, joint pain, fever, headaches, chest pain, shortness of breath, accumulation of body fluids. To diagnose lupus, in addition to knowing the symptoms and need to examine the patient, the doctor also needs to do further blood tests including immunological tests (antinuclear antibody tests, other antibody tests, and complement tests). From this examination, only can be known whether the patient did experience lupus.
Where do you mean the swelling happened? Because the information you provided is unclear, I'm sorry I cannot explain further about this swelling.
To ascertain the cause of your wife's condition, further investigation is needed by a doctor. Your doctor needs information about the symptoms that your wife is experiencing, needs to physically examine your wife, and perform other examinations such as peripheral blood smear examination, spinal cord examination, ultrasound, or CT scan. From this examination the new doctor can find out the cause of your wife's symptoms and can determine further treatment. You should please discuss with your internal medicine doctor who handles your wife, yes, so that you also get more complete and clear information.
I hope this helps.