A Study of Different Hematological Parameters in Malaria

Joshi Hetal J.
2017 Journal of Medical Science And clinical Research  
Aims: To study an alteration in hematological parameters in malaria. Settings and Design: This is a prospective study conducted at Central Diagnostic Laboratory attached to Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad. All the smears positive for malaria cases, diagnosed at Pathology Laboratory were selected and studied for hematological changes. Methods and Material: According to Proforma, detailed history regarding age, sex, nature and duration of illness is taken. Venous blood in EDTA vaccutainer was
more » ... vaccutainer was collected from patient for diagnosis of malaria and hematological study before starting anti-malarial treatment. Results: Out of 51 malaria positive patients, 41(80.3%) patients had P.vivax infection while 10 (19.6%) were infected with P.falciparum. Anemia, Thrombocytopenia and leucopenia were observed in 25 (49.01%), 48 (94.11%) and 9 (17.64%) patients respectively. Conclusions: Species variation is seen in altered hematological parameters. Anemia and thrombocytopenia were more severe with p.falciparum infection while mild to moderate leucopenia was observed in p.vivax infection and it has no relation with p.vivax infection.
doi:10.18535/jmscr/v5i5.46 fatcat:a6cjlfv2bzaxldklzcl4eoydq4