New medical board constituted to examine Nawaz Sharif

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Dr Adnan joins medical board treating Nawaz
Dr Adnan Khan, a personal physician of former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif has been included in the medical board treating the ailing PML-N leader at the Services Hospital.

With the inclusion of Dr Adnan, the number of doctors in the medical board has reached 10.

Incarcerated former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif has been diagnosed with acute immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), an immune disorder that leads to an abrupt and sharp drop in blood platelets, according to a medical board treating him said on Thursday.

A doctor said the treatment has been started after the diagnosis was confirmed, adding that the ailment was treatable in Pakistan and intravenous treatment has commenced.

“He does not have aplastic anaemia and his haemoglobin and WBC count are normal. Platelets are low though,” the doctor said and added Sharif’s bonemarrow was also functioning normally and is making blood as it should in addition to a normal level of reticulocytes.