A study on predictive value of thrombocytopaenia in cases of malaria

Jaya Raju, Ramakesava Reddy, Sreekanth dr, Srija dr, Praveen dr, Divya dr, Feroz dr

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Malaria is a major health problem in India. In cases of fever with thrombocytopenia , malaria should be on top of the differential diagnosis. This was a  study of admitted patients in  Medical wards of  Bhaskara Medical Colleges, Hyderabad which were diagnosed with malaria and they were assessed for Thrombocytopenia using automated quantitative D3 Analyzer .The data was analyzed using SPSS version 16.0 .Viral hemorrhagic fevers can also present as fever with high hematocrit and leucopenia along with thrombocytopenia. In Our study the commonest cause of thrombocytopenia in malaria was vivax malaria.


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