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Nawaz Sharif’s condition is improving, diagnosed with acute ITP

Nawaz Sharif’s condition is improving, diagnosed with acute ITP
October 24, 2019
LAHORE (92 News) – The medical board on Thursday has confirmed that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif is suffering from acute immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) and his condition is improving as platelets count increased to 20,000 from 7,000. A doctor, treating the former premier, said the treatment of ITP has been started after the diagnosis was confirmed and Nawaz will recover in a week’s time. He further said that the disorder is treatable in Pakistan and intravenous treatment has commenced. “He does not have aplastic anaemia and his haemoglobin and WBC count (white blood cells) are normal. Platelets are low though,” said the doctor, who is well aware of the former premier’s treatment and health issues. The doctor added that Nawaz’s bonemarrow is also functioning normally and is making blood as it should in addition to a normal level of reticulocytes. Earlier, Nawaz Sharif is likely to shifted to Pakistan Kidney & Liver Institute (PKLI) on Thursday for the medical treatment. According to the details, Nawaz Sharif would undergo various tests for the kidney and liver, including the entire body. The option of sending Nawaz Sharif abroad for medical treatment will come under the consideration after the test reports. Nawaz Sharif’s platelets being treated at Services Hospital have again started dropping, reducing to just 7,000 from 25,000. He is being administered medicines enhancing platelets. Nawaz Sharif has so far been administered five mega units of platelets. Prof Ayaz Mahmood said that the condition of Nawaz Sharif is well. Earlier, Nawaz Sharif’s health condition improved after the number of platelets increased to 30,000. Nawaz Sharif’s condition is improving rapidly his health was stable after he was transfused fourth mega unit of platelets. It was reported that former premier’s platelets had not decreased owing to mosquito-borne diseases but of the medicines which makes blood thin. The doctors apprised the ousted prime minister that the drugs were very harmful for him. A six-member doctors’ team have been deputed to provide him the best healthcare facilities round the clock.