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Nawaz Sharif remains critical as platelet count drops again

Nawaz Sharif Remains Critical as Platelet Count Drops Again
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Former Prime minister Nawaz Sharif has been admitted to Lahore’s Services Hospital for the past 12 days. The personal physician Nawaz Sharif, Dr. Adnan has shared that NS’s platelet count has dropped again to 38,000.

By taking it to social media, Dr. Adnan has raised alarm over the PML-N’s supremo’s deteriorating health. In a tweet, he wrote, “Former PM #NawazSharif remains critical. The treating doctors tried to reduce the Steroids dose being given to him but unfortunately resulted in a drop in Platelet count again which has come down to 38*10^3/uL yesterday. The cause needs to be diagnosed & established without delay.

In his next tweet, he further shared that severe existent co-morbidities (IHD, ECVD, DM, HTN, CKD3) have added to the seriousness of the nature of the critical illness.

Dr. Adnan wrote, “Severe existent co-morbidities (IHD, ECVD, DM, HTN, CKD3) has added to the seriousness of the nature of the critical illness, where a very delicate balance has to be maintained between coagulation & anti-coagulation to sustain fragile unstable health status”.

 

The health of Nawaz Sharif showed slight improvement earlier on Friday as his platelet count reached 55,000.

He was diagnosed with acute idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) and underwent a five-day Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIg) therapy.

The former prime minister also suffered an angina attack while being hospitalized.

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Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.