Q. What are the methods available to cure cough and fever associated with low platelet count?

Answered by Dr. Albana Greca and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.


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Hello doctor,

I am 27 years old, male. My problem started five months back. Due to viral fever, my platelets count is low. The report is attached. This time I took antibiotics. Then my digestion system got poor. After some days I started suffering from cold and cough and fever. This time I am not feeling well.

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Dr. Albana Greca
Family Physician, General Practitioner


Welcome to icliniq.com.

To me, the changes are due to viral infection you have been experiencing all this while. Now, we should not rely on the complete blood count report only. Sometimes, there is a destruction of platelets due to chemicals inside the sample carrier. I think you should repeat complete blood count and run a microscopical examination of the blood sample to count the actual number of thrombocytes (platelets) for better evaluation.


Thank you doctor,

I have attached the laboratory reports.


Dr. Albana Greca
Family Physician, General Practitioner


Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Thank you for providing the laboratory tests. I have gone through them and reviewed carefully (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Following is my answer:

1. Lipase is a bit higher than normal, related to the previous infection you have already passed.

2. TSH is higher than normal, should check further with an endocrinologist. Why? Perhaps you might need CT-scan of the head.

3. Blood count shows only a few changes due to the previous infection, plus low platelets counts. You already tested iron levels, which are normal. While I was looking for vitamin B12, it was not tested together with folate.

Anyway, from what I can see, you should consult with an endocrinologist, because, to me, low platelet count is related to high TSH, so should get further tests for thyroid problems.

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