Q. My friend has been asked to go for blood transfusion for dengue. Why?

Answered by
Dr. Mohammed Parvez
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Oct 17, 2017

Hello doctor,

My friend has a blood count of 32,000 cells/cu mm. He has been suffering from dengue for four days. He is admitted to a hospital for the same. The doctors are saying to conduct a blood transfusion. I am not sure what that is. Kindly reply.

Dr. Mohammed Parvez

General Medicine Internal Medicine
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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • In dengue infection, the platelets are destroyed and thus cause a low platelet count.
  • It is not advised to transfuse platelets to a patient who has a platelet count of more than 10 thousand. However, if the physician feels there is a need for transfusion, then he should explain the reason to the family.

Hope your friend recovers soon, without having to go through a platelet transfusion.

For more information consult an internal medicine physician online --> https://icliniq.com./ask-a-doctor-online/internal-medicine-physician

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