Study of Clinical Profile of Thrombocytopenia

Raghavendra Mural, Manohar
2017 International Journal of Contemporary Medical Research   unpublished
Thrombocytopenia is often the most commonly encountered clinical condition in our routine practice. Etiological causes being numerous, often pose a challenge in evaluating and treating the patients. The objective of this study was to find out the epidemiology, etiology and complications in the patients admitted in General Medicine department in HSK hospital, Bagalkot. Material and methods: This was a prospective study done on 36 patients with thrombocytopenia admitted to HSK Hospital, Bagalkot
more » ... ith various complaints, during the period of Jan 2017 to June 2017. Results: This study includes age group 18-80 years. The highest incidence of thrombocytopenia belonged to the age group 18-30 years (36%) followed by 31-40 years (22%) and 51-60 years (17%). Incidence of thrombocytopenia was more in women (64%) as compared to men (36%). the most common cause of thrombocytopenia was septicemia (17%) followed by Megaloblastic anemia (14%) and dengue fever (14%). Conclusion: Infections like malaria, dengue, leptospirosis and septicemia were the common causes of thrombocytopenia along with megaloblastic anemia. Whenever thrombocytopenia is detected further investigations can help us in reaching a correct diagnosis in the majority of the cases so that appropriate treatment can be given.