Does Flu and Colds makes the platelet count drops to low level?

My child was confined 2 weeks ago and he received IvIg for 1 day and Solumedrol 870mg for 3 days and no medication at home.....after a week his platelet went up to 359k and after a week again his platelet went low to 29.6k without any petechiae, hematoma and bleeding. ( my son is a bleeder his bleeding point is 10k and he bleeds a lot thru his nose)....he has flu and colds...is there a possibility that his platelet went up again after this flu and colds...my son was diagnosed with itp last 2015 and from then it was a roller coster ride...

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  • Hi, here's what happens to me: My count always drops when I have a cold. IVIG usually gives a boost followed by a dropping off afterwards.

  • Hi JasonJ, His hemo told us that he will change his management, after the last confinement and infusion of ivig and solumedrol his management would be base on bleeding... im so scared as i dont want to see my son bleed a lot, putting nasal pack is his traumatic experience...do you have any maintenance drug?

  • Not anymore, I had my spleen removed, but it still took me a year to taper off steroids though. My count is still not super high, but much better than before the op, although a bit unstable!

  • Reply takes so long...we are here in the hospital, another hemo told us that we should try rituxan...now simon is on rituxan, he finished his first round and another 3 more rounds...we went to new hospital and new hematologist...praying that everything is gonna be okay..

  • I also tried Rituxan, but no effect I am sad to say.

    For some people it works really well though, good luck to your son! :)

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