The Impact Of High Platelet Yields?

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Good morning, my friend just went to the doctor this morning, the doctor said he was affected by DHF and his platelets were only 118, but not recommended hospitalization and only required another blood check 2 days in the future, what to do? Is it true that a blood check is done 2 days in the future while the platelets are already as low as that, please respond, thank you.

1 Answer:

Hello Mia, thanks for the question.

Dengue hemorrhagic fever is a viral infection that is very often found in tropical countries like Indonesia. The months where rainfall is high enough, usually causes an increase in the incidence of DHF. Symptoms of dengue are not typical, similar to fever due to other viral infections. A sudden high fever, accompanied by headaches, nausea, vomiting, muscle and joint pain. This is difficult to distinguish from other viral infections. So, generally, the easiest sign to recognize the possibility of DHF in someone is by examining platelet levels.

Depending on the decision of the treating doctor and hospital policy, then in cases with platelets below the value of 150,000 / microliter, but still above 100,000 / microliter, sometimes patients are not recommended treatment, but it is recommended to conduct periodic platelet examinations. This is sometimes done if the patient is in a stable condition. Doctors do not necessarily recommend hospitalization, to avoid costs, time burdens, and labor burdens, to patients and their families. Especially during the outbreak, the doctor will sort out, patients with bad conditions that will take precedence for hospitalization, so they can be saved.

Generally, patients who are at the time of observation, are advised to do regular platelet examinations every day. If there is a drastic reduction, the patient can be hospitalized. Your friend can do regular checks every day, if you feel worried. If the results are well below 100,000 / microliter, consult your doctor again, and talk about the possibility of hospitalization. In the meantime, ensure optimal water and electrolyte consumption, with a liquid amount of 2L per day. Choose the type of food that does not make nausea and easy to digest. Avoid foods that are too coconut milk, too oily, so diarrhea will not occur. Optimal rest. If bleeding from the gums, nosebleeds, bleeding during urinating or defecating, and skin bleeding, immediately to the nearest emergency room. If there is a worsening of general conditions, for example the patient feels drowsiness that cannot be prevented, accompanied by a decrease in response, cold and pale skin, and decreased urinating, immediately take it to the emergency room.

Thus our explanation, hopefully you get information. Regards.

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