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I have ITP (low platelets & white cells) for the last

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I have chronic ITP (low platelets & white cells) for the last 5years. I am going to Bali on the 1st May. It has been suggested to me to have Typhoid & Hepatitis vaccinations before I go.
Would these cause more problems for me considering my low immune system.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 3 years ago.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Hi there. Thank you for your question. I will be helping you out with your queries

Dr. Shahzad MD :

What is your platelet count and white cell count at the moment?

Customer:

Platlet count last week was 60 up from 40 one month ago

Dr. Shahzad MD :

and white cell count?

Customer:

not sure what the number is XXXXX was told it is just at the bottom level of the normal range

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Your platelet number is XXXXX good actually.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

And like you mention the white cell count is still in the normal range.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

So I would not worry too much and yes I would surely like that you should have these vaccinations.

Customer:

Ok, been told that a composit vaccine is the way I should go and not a live vaccine, do you agree that is the safest option for me?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Yes

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Agree totally.

Customer:

Thankyou for your advice

Dr. Shahzad MD :

You are most welcome
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