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12 Possible Causes for Decreased Platelet Count, Worms in Stool

  • Diphyllobothrium Latum Infection

    Sometimes, the whole worm or parts of the worm may be seen in the stool What are the Signs and Symptoms of Diphyllobothriasis?[dovemed.com] This drug is used to treat different kinds of worm infections . It causes severe spasms in the worm’s muscles so the worm can be passed through the stool. Niclosamide.[healthline.com] Adult Worm: The clinical laboratory usually encounters the egg rather than the adult worm as it is the stool (feces) which is usually submitted for diagnosis.[thunderhouse4-yuri.blogspot.com]

  • Purpura Fulminans

    The term hyperinfection is used to denote autoinfection, a phenomenon in which the number of worms increases enormously.[ijccm.org] When accompanied by a decrease in the circulating platelets, it is called thrombocytopenic purpura ; when there is no decrease in the platelet count, it is called nonthrombocytopenic[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] If HIT is suspected, determine the platelet count immediately and discontinue CEPROTIN administration.[ceprotin.com]

  • Schistosomiasis Mansoni

    Symptoms Symptoms of schistosomiasis are caused by the body’s reaction to the worms' eggs.[who.int] Platelet count was increased and bleeding time was markedly shortened, markers for hepatic function were improved, and malondialdehyde concentration decreased in liver and[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] In this work a single CCA performed on urine samples showed higher sensitivity for S. mansoni diagnosis than multiple Kato–Katz thick smears obtained from stool samples.[tdj.eg.net]

  • Subacute Transverse Myelitis

    The neurological disease may be diagnosed by MRI and the worm can be discovered through examination of stool specimen. For parasite eggs.[hopkinsmedicine.org] In the current patient, transverse myelitis was diagnosed based on the following typical symptoms: Transiently decreased platelet count, positive dengue antigen and IgM/IgG[spandidos-publications.com] Hemoglobin level was 10.3 g/dL; mean corpuscular volume 106 fL; white blood cell count 9.6x10 3 /uL; and platelet count 576x10 3 /uL.[ispub.com]

  • Congenital Hepatic Fibrosis

    It looks like white worms are in my stool, and TY - JOUR. , adj fibrot ic. 1.[chicstrology.com] With the progression of portal hypertension, the spleen increases and the platelet count decreases due to hyper- splenism, developing portosystemic collateral circulation[researchgate.net] In our study more than half of the patients had hypersplenism and had documented decrease in number of platelets and white cell counts.[jpma.org.pk]

  • Megaloblastic Anemia

    Consultation with a gastroenterologist could help identify other causes of malabsorption (stasis, strictures, or fistulas), or lead to diagnosing ova in the stool and lead[clinicaladvisor.com] The platelet count may be reduced. [ citation needed ] Neutrophil granulocytes may show multisegmented nuclei ("senile neutrophil").[en.wikipedia.org] [both P 0.001]; mean white blood cell count increased [day 30, P 0.01; day 90, P 0.001]; and mean platelet count increased [both P 0.001]).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Duodenal Hematoma

    A planned re-evaluation endoscopy and biopsy showed no evidence of significant inflammation apart from worm infestation.[adc.bmj.com] Investigations revealed a decrease in haemoglobin from 11.5g/dl to 7.4g/dl and a leucocytosis of 29.6 x109 /L; her platelet count was 480 x 109 /L, and coagulation screen[ispub.com] She was having poor response on Infliximab suggested by increasing blood and mucus in her stool, high faecal calprotectin and positive infliximab antibodies.[adc.bmj.com]

  • Congenital Intrinsic Factor Deficiency

    Consultation with a gastroenterologist could help identify other causes of malabsorption (stasis, strictures, or fistulas), or lead to diagnosing ova in the stool and lead[cancertherapyadvisor.com] Vit.B12 is given parenterally at a dose of 1mg- followup shows decrease in MCV,reticulocytosis and improvement in platelet and neutrophil counts.[slideshare.net] […] to elimination of Diphyllobothrium latum worms with a single dose of an antihelminthic, or diagnosis and treatment of bacterial overgrowth in the clinical setting of either[cancertherapyadvisor.com]

  • Macrocytic Anemia

    Consultation with a gastroenterologist could help identify other causes of malabsorption (stasis, strictures, or fistulas), or lead to diagnosing ova in the stool and lead[cancertherapyadvisor.com] These patients had a distinct hematologic picture with macrocytic anemia of mild to moderate severity, normal to low leukocyte count and increased platelet count.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] RBC and WBC counts are low. Platelet count is low. Red blood cell indices are usually normal.[labtestsonline.org]

  • Anemia of Infection

    Once mature, the worms mate and females produce eggs. Some of these eggs travel to the bladder or intestine and are passed into the urine or stool.[slideshare.net] RBC and WBC counts are low. Platelet count is low. Red blood cell indices are usually normal.[labtestsonline.org] Symptoms of schistosomiasis are caused not by the worms themselves but by the body’s reaction to the eggs.[slideshare.net]

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