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Q. Having low platelet-8000/cumm. Testing of dengue, NS1 is negative.

Answered by
Dr. Chelladurai Pandian Hariharan
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Oct 15, 2014 and last reviewed on: Jan 20, 2022

Hi doctor,

My father is admitted to the hospital as his platelet count is 8000/cumm. The tests for dengue and NS1 are negative. After injection of 4 units of platelet, his platelet count is 12000/cumm. Then after administering 2 and 4 more units, the platelet count was 23000/cumm and 22000/cumm respectively. Is it normal?

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Hi,

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This is definitely not normal. Even though dengue antigen is negative, the low platelet count gives suspicion of dengue. The line of management is on the right way. So do not worry. Once the platelet count crosses 25000, we can stop the platelet transfusion. Only frequent follow up is needed. He will recover soon.


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