A NINE-YEAR-OLD boy from Damoh, admitted to the Mohanlal Hargovinddas Trust Hospital with high fever has tested positive for dengue.
Shiv’s blood test was carried out in the Hospital’s Laboratory. But, attending doctor Anupam Sahani said his patient’s blood samples have been sent to New Delhi for further tests at Lal Laboratory.
“At this juncture we can’t precisely say that he was suffering from dengue. Let the test report come in 3 to 4 days time from Delhi,” he told this newspaper.
According to Dr Sahani, said the boy, Shiva’s condition was improving. When Shiva came for treatment on Saturday his platelet count in blood was just 18,000. Now, after platelet transfusion, it has risen to 35,000, he said.
He said that bleeding from any part of the body doesn’t stop if the Platelet count drops to 50,000 or below. In a healthy person, the count is normally 1.5 lakh to 4 lakh, he said.
The boy had taken ill some 5 days ago. He was rushed to the hospital in a critical condition.