After the black fungus and yellow fungus are proved to infect the COVID recovered patients, here is another problem that might arise in the people who battled hard with the virus. Doctors found that the platelet count in the blood is decreasing in the people who are recovered from COVID-19. Coronavirus infection has been found to be the cause of this problem.
Doctors say that if the number of white blood cells in the blood decreases, many problems will occur. The transfusion of platelets won’t be possible if this problem arises in the body. Doctors at the Institute of Hematology and Transfusion Medicine in Kolkata have studied the problem of decreasing platelets in corona sufferers.
Decreased immunity is assumed to cause platelet count to drop in COVID patients. Platelets in the body were reduced in those who had previously had dengue, malaria, and other viral infections. This problem is also seen in people with genetic problems. This problem is most recently seen in platelets in Covid patients.
Doctors have found that this problem is due to the high use of steroids. Bleeding occurs even though there is no injury when the platelets in the body are too low. This new issue is causing serious concern to Covid victims.
It is known that White blood cells act as immune cells, protecting the body from disease. The haemoglobin in red blood cells provides the body with the oxygen it needs. The rest are platelets. They help the blood to clot when the body is injured. Doctors say that a person has between one and a half million to four and a half million platelets.
Usually, no symptoms appear until the platelet count drops to ten thousand. If it falls less than that, bleeding will start from the inner layers of various organs of the body. According to World Health Organization guidelines, platelets should not be reduced to less than 10,000. It is said that platelets can be transfused only if their number falls less than ten thousand and there is internal bleeding.