How To Increase Platelets In Children Aged 12 Years?

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Afternoon doctor. My child is 12 years old. And currently lying in the hospital for 5 days suffering from dengue fever. When he was in the hospital his thrombocyte was 100. And already 6 times the blood check never rose. Even now 19. I’m really scared. So, we have done everything we can to increase the platelets. I want to ask the doctor, how do we do it again so that the thrombosis is back to normal. Thank you doctor.

1 Answer:

Hi RosDiana .. Thank you for the question.


Dengue fever is caused by a dengue virus infection. Dengue fever results in damage and leakage of blood vessels, so it is often accompanied by symptoms such as nosebleeds, bleeding gums, blackish bowel movements, and the fear is bleeding in organs in the abdomen. Dengue fever is also accompanied by a decrease in platelet levels. Platelets are one component of blood that plays a role in the process of blood clotting. With a decrease in platelets, it is feared that platelets cannot perform their role optimally during bleeding.


The reduction of platelets is a natural process in the incidence of dengue fever. These platelet levels will increase with the healing process of dengue fever. Usually on day 7 the condition will improve accompanied by a gradual increase in platelet levels. Therefore, in patients with dengue fever blood tests are routinely done every day to monitor the patient's platelet levels. In patients with dengue fever, the most important treatment is to provide adequate fluids and adequate rest.


If platelets are very low accompanied by active bleeding, the doctor may recommend a blood transfusion. However, this must be adjusted also to the patient's clinical condition, blood tests, and blood pressure checks, the child's heart rate. Therefore, still consult with a pediatrician who treats your child.


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