Blood platelets also known as thrombocytes play an important role in your body. These cell fragments are natural source of growth and play basic role in process of hemostasis (preventing bleeding from damaged blood vessel) as well.
Normal platelet count in a micro litre of human blood is 150000 to 450000. Slight decrease in the platelet count does not contribute to the disease but when it is below 50,000 per micro litre, thrombocytopenia occurs. Low platelet count in dengue fever can be very dangerous.
The reasons for low platelet count in dengue fever are as follows.
Low platelet count in dengue fever may lead to life-threatening condition known as hemorrhagic dengue fever that is categorised by spontaneous bleeding tendency and shock.
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