Q. My platelet count is decreasing, but dengue and malaria are negative. Please suggest.

Answered by
Dr. Kaveri Dandapani
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Dec 02, 2017

Hello doctor,

I have a high-grade fever for the past six days. I checked for Widal test which was positive initially. My platelet counts were at 2.2 lakhs and now it is on a decreasing trend at 1.4 now. Also, the leucocyte count went from 7700 to 2400. Dengue and malaria test are negative. Kindly suggest me what to do. I am taking Monocef, Oflaxin, Pan 40 and Dolo 650.

Dr. Kaveri Dandapani

Diabetology General Medicine
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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

You can continue the same treatment.

  1. If the temperature does not come down in one or two days, we will go for further tests.
  2. Do not worry about platelets. It may go down in other diseases also.
  3. Since you are in the hospital, they will be checking your CBC (complete blood count) often. If it further comes down, they will infuse platelets into you.
  4. Regarding your WBC (white blood cells), it should be checked again and if needed, leukocytes will be infused.
  5. Eat well. Have only well-cooked rice and soft food at frequent intervals.
  6. Avoid fried, oily, food. Avoid coconuts and egg.

Revert with further reports. Take care.

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