low platelets

low platelets

A reduction of platelets in the peripheral circulation. While formally termed thrombocytopaenia, “low platelets” is increasingly used in the working medical parlance.
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The deceased had tested positive for the viral disease and his condition was very serious due to low platelets count,' the hospital sources said.
Sources at JPMC told that a 35-year old woman Tazeem Faizan, resident of Orangi Town was brought to the emergency department of JPMC five days ago with high grade fever, vomiting blood and low platelets. The woman was diagnosed as Congo fever patient during investigation and she died during treatment.
JPMC staff said that 35-year old Tazeem Faizan, a resident of Orangi Town, was brought to the emergency department of JPMC five days ago with high-grade fever, vomiting blood and low platelets. The woman was diagnosed as a Congo fever patient and died during treatment.
According to the JPMC emergency department in-charge Dr Seemin Jamali, patient namely Tazeem Faizan has been suffering a high-grade fever and low platelets counts.
'Given platelets show activity in the test-tube in killing many other microbes that infect humans, and low platelets are a risk for infection in other human diseases, we should consider platelets to be an important first-line defence in how humans protect themselves from microbes,' said Brendan McMorran, Associate Professor at The Australian National University.
Maternal-perinatal outcome associated with the syndrome of hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, and low platelets in severe preeclampsia-eclampsia.
Although gabapentin is seldom used in treatment of seizures due to discovery of newer anticonvulsants, it had previously been used as an alternative to valproate and carbamazepine in treating seizures when patients were at risk of low platelets [6, 7].
The cricketer was reportedly hospitalised on account of low platelets. Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq was awarded the ICC Test Championship mace by ICC Chief Executive David Richards today as an official recognition of Pakistan top ranking in Test cricket.
Maternal morbidity and mortality in 442 pregnancies with haemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, and low platelets (HELLP syndrome).
Anna said: "He had a purple rash all over, low platelets, calcifications on his brain, everything pointing towards an infection in utero."
The symptoms include seizures, diabetes, hypo-thyroidism, anaemia, feeding difficulties, vomiting, shallow breathing, chilblains, hypotonia, cortical vision impairment, hearing impairment, low platelets and brain and liver calcifications.