My father-in-law is 58 years old. He had a stroke a year back and has been diagnosed with non-critical CAD. Within a period of two months, his WBC count has reduced from a range of 7.5 to 2.8. But, there is no sign of infection. The overall count of ANC is more than 1000 and platelets are 140. We consulted a doctor and he has advised us to take few multivitamins and keep a weekly check on the count. How should we proceed further? Please guide.
Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query, my findings are as follows.
Vitamin B12 and folic acid deficiency.Investigations to be done:
1. Reticulocyte count. It has to get repeated after 15 days to check if there is any rise in number.
2. Vitamin B12 and folic acid assay.
Megaloblastic anemia.Preventive measures:
Improve your nutrition by having eggs, chicken, red meat, pulses and green leafy vegetables.Regarding follow up:
Revert back with the investigation reports to a hematologist online.---> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/hematologist
Thank you doctor,
His vitamin B12 and folic acid tests are done but there was nothing deficient. I have attached the previous reports for your information. We are very much worried as this seems to be serious. Our cardiologist has advised us to keep a check and see if there is any improvement within a month and get the blood test done on a weekly interval. Please suggest us what can we expect from the outcome since we are very concerned.
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Revert back with the detailed reports to a hematologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/hematologist
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