Engineering student succumbs to fever in city

Engineering student succumbs to fever in city

July 4, 2017

Mysuru: An engineering student, who was admitted to a private hospital here following fever, succumbed at the hospital yesterday, after failing to respond to the treatment.

The deceased student has been identified as N.M. Hemanth Kumar (23), son of M. Mahadevu, an employee at the Animal Husbandry Joint Director’s office in city and a resident of Nazarbad here.

The deceased was a student of Ummatur Ekalvya Engineering College who had written his final year BE exams.

Hemanth was admitted to a private hospital in city on June 30 following high fever.

On Sunday, the White Blood Corpuscles (WBC) count, which was 1.65 lakhs drastically decreased to 65,000 and while the staff was in the process of procuring WBC, the Blood Pressure dropped resulting in Hemanth’s death, said his father.

2 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Engineering student succumbs to fever in city”

  1. CP says:

    I sincerely request SOM team to be more accurate or leave out medical details rather than publishing grossly inaccurate details. There is no such thing as procuring WBCs.

    thank you.

  2. Suresh says:

    What was the diagnosis for getting high fever? Was it Dengue, Malaria, chickungunya or enlargement of lymph nodes? For which illness, treatment was given? Was the diagnosis correct? Relatives of the dead patients get frustrated when they are not told about the cause of death.
    Diagnosing the case of Pyrexia of Unknown origin (PUO) or Fever of Unknown origin (FUO) is a challenging task for the Physcian when all the Pathological and investigation like scans turn out negative results.
    One of the causes for high fever, is the presence of deep-rooted tumour, which is not visible on plain X-Ray and the Radilogist injects blue dye in both the feet and allow it to circulate in the body, thereby allowing the dye to cling to the tumour which is visible in colour X-Ray. Then the tumour is checked to know whether it is benign or malignant (Cancerous) by conducting Aspiration Cytology using a long needle and to doubly confirm by having open biopsy.
    All these investigations will cost a fortune and only people with Health Insurance will be saved of financial strain.
    RIP my friend.


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