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I am a 26 year old male from Pakistan. Although I am healthy, from Wednesday, had high fever and chills (sometimes severe). Next day I went to the doctor, he suspected malaria and told me to undergo CBC, MP & URINE D/R. The fever went away with Paracetamol but came back every 4,5 hours. I have no fever from the last 18 hours.

Today my reports came and there was no malarial parasite seen. However, my CBC and urine reports were not normal. My WBC are 3.6, but the differential is very normal. Also, Platelets are low at 129,000. It is also written on the reports that large platelets seen. What does that mean? Every other thing besides on CBC is normal. Moreover, six months ago, I had a CBC for mu new job and at that time everything came back normal.

Similarly, in urine, appearance is cloudy with glucose 100mg, and some amorphouse urates also present. All other things are normal. I have no symptoms of burning or frequent urination.

What could be the reason?

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replied March 27th, 2018
Diagnostic Techniques, Treatments Answer A63485
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
These symptoms and low platelet count are consistent with malaria.Serial blood samples are needed sometimes to dig out malarial parasite.
When platelets are decreasing,they are enlarging in order to compensate the function.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care

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