... in response to Dengue Fever Treatment
  1. Niranjan Bakshi Niranjan Bakshi India says:

    It is brought to the notice of Dr Ananya Mandal, MD,that a lowered blood platelet count is not responsible for the bleeding symptoms as stated in her article. In low platelet count, dehydration is the cause bleeding and not low platelet count. Dr. Richard Mata, in his article 'Solving Dengue Fever' quoted an example that in an Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic purpura or ITP case a patient remains normal even with 10K platelet count,  if the patient is always hydrated. Platelet transfusion may present a wrong picture of the water/fluid leak of the Dengue infected patient, hence it should be avoided and proper hydration should be maintained.

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