A study of hematological parameters in patients with COVID-19 infection at a tertiary care centre

Keval Arvindbhai Patel, Bimal Patel, Riddhi A Parmar, Bhawana S Sharma, Mansi Thacker, Navin Patel
2021 Journal of Pathology of Nepal  
The corona virus disease 2019 is caused by the virus SARS-CoV-2 and is declared as a global pandemic by World Health Organization. Alterations in various hematological parameters have been recently documented in the world literature in SARS-Cov-2 infection. However, still there is paucity of hematological data in these patients. Hence this study is an attempt to evaluate the pattern of the hematological parameters in COVID-19 patients in the Indian population in our region. The objective of the
more » ... study is to see the pattern of alteration in hematological parameters with emphasis on total leukocyte count, absolute lymphocyte count and platelet count in COVID 19 positive patients.Materials and Methods: This is an observational study in 50 patients with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 status admitted to G.K. General Hospital & Gujarat Adani Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhuj, from 1st April 2020 to 30th June 2020. Statistical analysis of the data was carried out, and relevant findings were presented.Results: Among the 50 patients, there were 35 (70%) males and 15 (30%) females with an age range from 6 months to 82 years with twenty-five patients above 50 years. There was lymphopenia in 18 patients (36%), leukopenia in 2 patients (4%) and thrombocytopenia in 8 (16%) patients.Conclusions: Majority of the patients were elderly, and there was a male predominance. There was moderate to severe lymphopenia and mild thrombocytopenia.
doi:10.3126/jpn.v11i1.31401 fatcat:vedf4ywv65cmrd5bmajkvjjeye