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THROMBOCYTOPENIA IN MALARIA AND ITS CLINICAL IMPORTANCE

*Dr. Tapan Biswas and Dr. Animesh Mondal

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INTRODUCTION: Malaria is a disease that affects almost all blood components but thrombocytopenia is the most common haematological findings .Thrombocytopenia is frequently noticed in both falciparum and vivax malaria. Materials and Methods: The study was conducted in a tertiary centre for infection disease Hospital at Kolkata in West Bengal, India. We included all the patients who were admitted with thrombocytopenia and malaria. Excluded those who were co-infection with dengue, chikungunya, scrub typhus or others infection. Result: A total of 140 patients were included. 98 (70%) had platelet count <100000/mm3. Six patient had severe thrombocytopenia and developed different type of complication. Conclusion: Malaria is associated with thrombocytopenia. And thrombocytopenia is correlated with severe malaria. Thrombocytopenia is a good diagnostic tool and prognostic marker in both type of malaria. Objectives. To evaluate the predictive value of thrombocytopenia in malaria.

Keywords: Malaria and thrombocytopenia; Thrombocytopenia and severe malaria; Diagnostic and prognostic marker of malaria.


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