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Correlation of thrombocytopenia in urban childern with malaria

Gurudutt Joshi, Nilay Chaudhary, Yogesh Labana, Vimal Tailor.

Abstract
Background: Malaria, is endemic in Surat, (an industrious city of Gujarat), which is categorised under High risk zone. Malaria affects all blood components and is a true haematological disease. Thrombocytopenia and anaemia are the most frequently malaria associated haematological complications of malaria.

Aims & Objective: To study the occurrence, severity and correlation of Thrombocytopenia in urban children with malaria.

Materials and Methods: A retrospective study was conducted at Surat Municipal Institute Of Medical Education and Research (SMIMER) , Surat Gujarat . The Data of all smear positive and Rapid Diagnostic Test positive malaria cases of age between 1 and 17 year admitted in the Deptt. Of Pediatrics were collected. These patients were further assessed for thrombocytopenia, its severity, its relation with type of malaria and age.

Results: Thrombocytopenia was observed in 233 (74%) cases of Malaria of which P. vivax was in 103 (44%) cases, P. falciparum in 130(56%) cases. Severe thrombocytopenia was observed in 22% and 29% cases of Pv and Pf malaria respectively. Sensitivity of thrombocytopenia in Pv and Pf was 71.53% and 76.92% whereas specificity was 66.67 for both respectively. Sensitivity of thrombocytopenia in Pv increased as the platelet count decreased.

Conclusion: Thrombocytopenia is a frequent overall manifestation of both falciparum and Vivax malaria Severe Thrombocytopenia should alert one to consider a possibility of malaria in children.

Key words: Thrombocytopenia , Plasmodium vivax (Pv), Plasmodium falciparum(Pf) ,Severe malaria


 
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Gurudutt Joshi, Nilay Chaudhary, Yogesh Labana, Vimal Tailor. Correlation of thrombocytopenia in urban childern with malaria. Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2014; 3(3): 369-371. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2014.150120142


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Gurudutt Joshi, Nilay Chaudhary, Yogesh Labana, Vimal Tailor. Correlation of thrombocytopenia in urban childern with malaria. Int J Med Sci Public Health. (2014), [cited December 10, 2018]; 3(3): 369-371. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2014.150120142



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Gurudutt Joshi, Nilay Chaudhary, Yogesh Labana, Vimal Tailor (2014) Correlation of thrombocytopenia in urban childern with malaria. Int J Med Sci Public Health, 3 (3), 369-371. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2014.150120142



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Gurudutt Joshi, Nilay Chaudhary, Yogesh Labana, Vimal Tailor. 2014. Correlation of thrombocytopenia in urban childern with malaria. International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health, 3 (3), 369-371. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2014.150120142



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Gurudutt Joshi, Nilay Chaudhary, Yogesh Labana, Vimal Tailor. "Correlation of thrombocytopenia in urban childern with malaria." International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health 3 (2014), 369-371. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2014.150120142



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Gurudutt Joshi, Nilay Chaudhary, Yogesh Labana, Vimal Tailor. "Correlation of thrombocytopenia in urban childern with malaria." International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health 3.3 (2014), 369-371. Print. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2014.150120142



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