CORRELATION OF MALARIA POSITIVE CASES WITH REFERENCE TO PLATELET COUNT AMONG PATIENTS ATTENDING TMMC&RC, MORADABAD, (U.P)
Introduction: Malaria is one of the major health problems in tropics with increased morbidity and mortality. Mortality rate is generally high in severe malaria whereas haematological changes are most common presentation of malaria.Objective: Detection of malaria positive cases and their correlation with platelet count.Material & Methods: Total 200 patients are included in the study from April 2016 to March 2017. Subjects were identified positive for malaria parasite by using peripheral blood smear examination. Platelet count was done on a fully automated quantitative analyzer.Result: Out of 200, 62(31%) were positive for malaria. Male (64 %) were more affected then female. Thrombocytopenia was more commonly seen in P. vivax and P. falciparum.Conclusion: Thrombocytopenia is a common occurrence in P. vivax and P. falciparum and in mixed infections. Early diagnosis and treatment reduces the global burden of malaria.
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