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Natl J Integr Res Med. 2012; 3(2): 125-128

Thrombocytopenia In P. Vivax Malaria

Dr. Himanshu A. Joshi*, Dr. Seema S. Shah**.

Backgroud: Plasmodium Falciparum and P. Vivax are endemic infections in India and commonly associated with Hematological Abnormalities. Severe thrombocytopenia is frequently noticed with P. Falciparum Malaria, but its occurrence is less reported and studied with P. Vivax Malaria. In present study we have tried to evaluate severity & prognostic implications of thrombocytopenia in cases of P Vivax Malaria. The study was conducted in Department of Pediatrics, GMERS Medical College, Gandhinagar.Method: The study group consisted of 92 Pediatric Patients diagnosed on thick & thin blood smear examination having thrombocytopenia. The platelet counts were done by Abacus Junior B Blood Cell Counter. Result: Platelet Count

Key words: Plasmodium Vivax Malaria, Thrombocytopenia2

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