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My aunt who is 58 years old is suffering from pneumonia and has been hospitalised since last one week. She was initially in ICU but has beet shifted to regular room recently. My concern is that her white blood cells have lowered upto 75000 in a day and is fluctuating. Even after one week of hospitalization she is getting fever. Should we change the hospital? Or does it normally take so many days to recover from pneumonia?

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The cells you have mentioned are not white blood cells but platelets (as the number you have written is too too high for WBC count). It is common to have fall in platelets during some infections specially after viral ones. But if the course of treatment is good and patient responds the platelets also recover back to normal. Pneumonia takes 1-2 weeks to recover, but at least fever should start responding by now. The reason for fever has to be looked into.
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