Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever

Dengue hemorrhagic fever is an infection caused by the dengue virus. It commonly affects children under 10 years. It occurs when a person is bitten by a mosquito or exposed to the blood infected with the dengue virus. The symptoms are abdominal pain, hemorrhage (bleeding), and circulatory collapse. It is treated by pain relievers, and in severe cases, hospital care is required.

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Do platelet count increase after doing a single donor platelet transfusion?

Query: Hi doctor, My sister is admitted in ICU for the past two days due to a heavy loss in platelet count after dengue. Her organs got affected and she is under a ventilator. Single donor platelet transfusion, plasma, and blood with an antibiotic have been given for the past two days. I want medical advi...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry to hear about the illness. I have checked the attached reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is a positive finding in the report. There is high SGPT (alanine transaminase), high SGOT (aspartate transaminase), high bilirubin, fragment...  Read Full »

Why does my son have a continuous fever?

Query: Hi doctor, My son, who is 15 years old, is suffering from fever. He has constant 100 to 102 degrees Fahrenheit of fever with throat pain for the last 15 days. Blood tests indicate negative for malaria and typhoid.  We consulted an ENT specialist and he indicated tonsillitis. My son is taking Movac...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It would be helpful if you do a CBC (complete blood count) and CRP (C-reactive protein). From that we can understand the level of infection. Also, tonsillitis can also be so severe that it may last for up to 10 days. Betadine gargle three times a day with warm water fo...  Read Full »

Why is my wife bleeding from the anus after abortion?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife was admitted to hospital due to incomplete abortion and dengue fever NS1 reactive. She had 6 weeks pregnancy. Doctor has done surgical abortion and it was found dengue fever after blood test. She was admitted for three days. Her initial platelet count was 150000 and later 180000, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. How reliable were those blood tests? If those were reliable, then there is no need to worry for bleeding from two sites. Otherwise, repeat it from a good place. Secondly, just start any birth control pill from today as it will lessen the bleeding. I suggest Laxit plus...  Read Full »

Kindly help with my mother's fever and constipation.

Query: Hi doctor, My mother aged 70 years has been suffering from sore throat and fever for the last three days. The fever is not very high and it is around 100.5 degree Fahrenheit. She is taking Crocin for the same. She had slightly low platelet count around 1.38 lakhs as of yesterday morning. To give ba...  Read Full »


Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh

Child Health Specialist, Family Physician, Paediatrician, Pediatric Allergy Asthma Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since you are giving a history of your father suffering from same complaints with low platelet, generally this could be a viral infection probably dengue. I would suggest you to look for any bleeding tendency or rashes over the body. Get her platelets checked ...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for on and off fever with positive IgM for dengue?

Query: Hi doctor, My uncle is 45 years has been running fever for the past six days which has been pretty much on/off. He has been having two febrile episodes with chills in the evening and early morning associated with generalized weakness. Apart from that, he has no other symptoms. He has already finis...  Read Full »


Dr. Saumya Mittal

Diabetologist, Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your message and reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The descriptions indicate that he seems to be suffering from dengue fever and maybe bordering on stage 2 of dengue, known as dengue hemorrhagic fever. I would first and foremost...  Read Full »

What is the reason for fever along with skin rash and lip swelling?

Query: Hi doctor, My 2 year old baby is suffering from fever, skin rashes, cough and vomiting after meal. What is the problem? What shall I do now? Her lips have got swollen. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Deepak Patel

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concerns. Fever with rash, vomiting and swelling of lips can occur in dengue fever and measles. I think that you should do complete blood count, CRP levels (C-reactive protein) and NS1 Antigen test (dengue). The child should be immedia...  Read Full »

Is low platelet count a symptom of dengue?

Query: Hi doctor, My father has nagging dry cough for about one month. Our physician has doubted it as allergic bronchitis and the x-ray also justifies the same. As per today, his platelet count is 125000. Is there anything to worry? Or is this a sign of dengue? Myself and my brother have just recovered f...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshuman Srivastava

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. For dengue, the first and the foremost thing to be present is fever. Dengue is not diagnosed only on the basis of platelet count. Also, mild thrombocytopenia (low platelet) is common in older adults. All you have to check is the trend of platelet count ...  Read Full »

Why do I have fever, body pain, and rashes on the face?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 57 year old male. I was down with fever since yesterday. My fever is ranging between 101 to 103 degrees Fahrenheit. Along with fever, I have body ache and some rashes on my face. Yesterday, my platelet count was 1 lakh. Today, in CBC the platelets 1.25 lakhs, RBC 4.47 and lymphocy...  Read Full »


Dr. Pooja Pardhi

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and can understand your health concern. As you develop rash along with high fever, I would like to suggest you consult a physician as early as possible. There are many causes of fever with rash and low platelet counts like dengue ...  Read Full »

How to increase platelet count during dengue fever?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 8 years old. She has been suffering from fever for five days. Her fever is in the range of 99 to 102 degrees. When we visited a doctor, he asked for a blood test. The blood report shows that she is positive for dengue. The platelet count has dropped already to 52000 from 1,...  Read Full »


Dr. Naresh Kumar Monigari

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had gone through the data you have posted. Low platelet count occurs in almost 70% of people with dengue fever. Normally, in case of disease the platelet count may go low for four to five days and then starts rising. Low platelet count (<100000) has risk of bl...  Read Full »

My sister got dengue fever for the second time. Is she in danger?

Query: Hi doctor, My sister has been suffering from dengue for the past four days. She has got this fever for the second time now. The first time being eight years ago. Her platelet count today is 2.6 lakhs, PCV is 34 and WBC TC is 1900. She is being given saline along with Sumol, Ondem, Levazeo and Milk o...  Read Full »


Dr. Naresh Kumar Monigari

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had gone through all the data posted. Dengue is a common viral illness. The difference is there will be profound dehydration, so keep her well hydrated. Let the saline be there and if she does not have vomitings, then give her fruit juices, ORS packets (oral reh...  Read Full »

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