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IJHSR. 2014; 4(3): 51-58


Study of Clinical Profile of Malaria in Tertiary Referral Centre in Western Maharashtra.

Chetan J. Galande, Rajaram R. Desai, Swati C. Aundhakar, Aparna P. Patange, Utkarsh K. Goel.

Abstract
Background: Several factors have been attributed to increased morbidity and mortality in malaria with altered hematological and coagulation parameters playing an important role.
Aims and Objectives: The present study is intended to study the clinical profile and haematological parameters as affected in P. falciparum, P. vivax and mixed infections and to observe any prognostic factor if present.
Materials and Methods: 100 cases of malaria (peripheral blood smears or rapid malaria antigen test positive) admitted from September 2011 to February 2013 at Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Karad (Maharashtra) were evaluated. Their case histories and clinical findings were recorded and haematological parameters measured, followed by monitoring the outcome.
Results: Of the 100 cases studied, 78 were males and 22 were females. Majority of patients were from age group of 20-40 yrs. 31% patients had anaemia (Hb

Key words: malaria, thrombocytopenia, leucopenia



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