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Q. My little child has fever and low WBC count. Can it be dengue fever?

Answered by
Dr. Preeti Puranik
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Nov 16, 2017

Hello doctor,

My 3 years and 6 months old daughter was suffering from a fever of about 100 to 102 for the past three days. She had rashes throughout her whole body. We had blood tests performed and the results were negative for dengue. But, the WBC and the platelet count reduced gradually in the last two days. Today, her WBC count is 3500 cells/cubic millimeter and her platelet count was 1,30,000 cells/cubic millimeter. She is having normal regular activities. What could be the reason for the reduction in her WBC and her platelet count? I need your help.

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  • This can happen in a viral fever also. But it is always better to repeat the test after 48 hours to make sure about the WBC (white blood cell) count and the platelet count status.
  • Give her lots of water. Kindly repeat the blood counts as they are low.

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