Fever Is 5 Days And Platelets Are Low?
Good afternoon, I want to ask the doctor, my friend has been fevered for 5 days and after being checked at the platelet health center is low, now it’s been 2 days in the hospital but shows no symptoms of DHF. Please tell me what exactly my friend is ill ?. thank you
Hello, Halim Mustofa. Thank you for the questions submitted to HealthReplies.com We can understand the concern you feel.
First of all, we need to ask a few questions regarding your complaint. What is the pattern of fever experienced by your friend for 5 days? Is it always high or up and down? Besides fever, are there any other accompanying symptoms, such as coughing, spasms, abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, fresh black / red bowel movements, bloody urine, skin rashes, etc.? Is there an increase in the incidence of communicable diseases around the place of residence / work, such as dengue fever? Do you live in an area that is endemic to certain diseases, such as malaria? What are the platelet levels and other parameters on blood tests?
Fever that lasts less than 2 weeks, or known as acute fever, accompanied by a decrease in platelet levels can be caused by several possibilities, including:
Dengue fever (a disease caused by dengue virus infection, transmission through Aedes mosquitoes, symptoms in the form of fever 2-7 days with a saddle pattern horse, critical phase on day 3-7 (body temperature decreases [less than or equal to 37.5]) , headache, aches, red spots on the skin; blood tests are generally found to decrease platelet levels on days 3-7) Dengue hemorrhagic fever (a disease due to dengue virus infection, transmitted through Aedes mosquitoes, symptoms: fever 2- 7 days with a saddle pattern horse, critical phase on days 3-7 (symptoms such as dengue fever, accompanied by signs of blood plasma leakage, including: increase in hematocrit> 20% which usually occurs on day 3, decrease in hematocrit> 20% after fluid therapy, and the filling of fluid in the pleural cavity of the chest or abdominal cavity, decreased blood albumin levels, or decreased blood sodium levels) Malaria (disease due to Plasmodium infection, transmission through Anopheles mosquitoes, symptoms such as fever, chills, a lot of crustiness remember, headache, nausea, vomiting, aches, diarrhea and spleen enlargement can also be found) We recommend that you consult with your doctor directly to get more accurate information about the patient's condition. This is because the doctor who treats the patient directly has more complete information about the patient's clinical condition and the results of the supporting examinations.
To broaden your horizons, you can read articles about dengue virus infection. Thus information from us. Hopefully always healthy. May be useful.