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Study of Variation in Platelet Count and WBC Count in Smear of Serology Positive Malaria Patients

Ankita Rameshbhai Bhatiya


Malaria constitutes one of the maximum percentages of mortal diseases on earth. It is normally definite by abnormalities in many haematological indices with anaemia and thrombocytopenia being almost regular. Malaria is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. It is estimated that there are about 300–500 million new cases every year, with 1.5–2.7 million deaths worldwide. The study was conducted in population of Anand city, and district Anand of Gujarat state, India; from July 01, 2018 to Oct 31,2018. All samples were subjected to complete blood count and then blood smear (thin and thick) were made and stained with Giemsa stain. Positive for malaria parasite was finally included for species identification, white blood cell (WBC)and also for platelet count. Total 50 samples were examined for malaria. A total of 50(100%) patients were positive for malaria. Among them 30(60%) were males and 20(40%) were females. Age group of patients was between 10 to 60 years. Thrombocytopenia was observed in 35(70%) patients and 36(72%) patients showed leucopenia. In this study, 32(64%) patients were positive for Plasmodium vivax and 18(36%) patients were positive for Plasmodium falciparum. Thrombocytopenia and leucopenia had a significant correlation with the presence of malarial parasites in blood films and should be considered as an important predictor for the diagnosis of malaria.


Keywords: Leucopenia, malaria, thrombocytopenia

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Bhatiya A. Study of variation in platelet count and WBC count in smear of serology positive malaria patients. Research & Reviews: Journal of Medicine. 2019; 9(2): 15–17p.

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