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RMJ. 2009; 34(2): 170-172

Thrombocytopenia in adults with acute malaria

Ali Hassan Abro, Ahmed Alhaj Saleh, Ahmed Saleh Abdou, Abdulla Mohd Ustadi, Hassan MH Shuri, Rania M Seliem.

To compare the incidence and severity of thrombocytopenia in various types of malaria
This study was conducted from June 2004 to May 2007 at the Infectious Diseases Unit,
Rashid Hospital Dubai. The diagnosis of malaria was confirmed by thick and thin film
staining and platelet count was performed by automated Beckman Coulter machine.
Thrombocytopenia was defined as mild (Plat 50-150x103cells/ul), moderate (Plat 20-
50x103cells/ul) and severe (Platelets 0.05). However, severe
thrombocytopenia was observed in P. falciparum (10.71%) than P.vivax (3.84%) patients.
In contrast to the previous studies, we did not observe significant difference in the
incidence of thrombocytopenia between P.falciparum and P.vivax malaria. Furthermore,
the incidence of thrombocytopenia was quite high, which, as to the best of our knowledge
has not reported before, particularly in P.vivax patients. (Rawal Med J 2009;34: ).

Key words: Thrombocytopenia, P. falciparum, P.vivax, malaria.

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