Pakistan’s former prime minister Nawaz Sharif underwent a spread of checks, together with PET and CT scan, at a hospital within the UK to search out out the precise trigger behind his low platelet depend, media studies in Islamabad quoted his private doctor as saying.
Nawaz Sharif, 69, left for London on November 19 in an air ambulance for medical remedy after the Lahore Excessive Court docket allowed him to journey overseas for 4 weeks.
“Former PM Nawaz Sharif is present process a PET/CT FDG Scan at London Bridge Hospital underneath care of Haematology/Haemoncology at Man’s Most cancers Centre, Man’s & St Thomas’ Hospital, King’s Faculty London,” Dr Adnan Khan tweeted.
“It is one of many key investigations to ascertain explanation for extreme Thrombocytopenia,” he stated.
Thrombocytopenia is a situation which causes low blood platelet depend. Platelets are colourless blood cells that assist blood clot, the Specific Tribune reported.
Earlier, Mr Khan had stated that the PET scan will give a clearer image of the explanations behind Nawaz Sharif’s low platelet depend, and that when that is decided, the ailing politician will endure a cardiac process, Daybreak Information reported.
A positron emission tomography (PET) scan is an imaging check that enables medical doctors to examine for illnesses by means of a three-dimensional scan of the physique. The scan makes use of a particular dye containing radioactive tracers that are swallowed, inhaled, or injected into the a part of the physique being examined, the report stated.
On Thursday, Nawaz Sharif’s son Hussain Nawaz had expressed concern concerning the outcomes of his bone marrow checks, which, along with the PET scan outcomes, will help medical doctors in planning a course of remedy.
The Sharif household has beforehand stated that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supreme chief could be taken to the US for specialised remedy.
The three-time prime minister has been identified with an immune system dysfunction and medical doctors in Pakistan really useful that he ought to go overseas for remedy as his situation continued to deteriorate regardless of absolute best care within the nation.
The previous Pakistani premier was sentenced to seven years in jail in a corruption case in December final 12 months. Since he was granted bail final month on medical grounds, his celebration and relations labored arduous to get his title faraway from a journey ban record to permit him to hunt remedy aborad.