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PAFMJ. 2016; 66(0): S61-S66


FREQUENCY OF FALCIPARUM AND VIVAX MALARIA IN ACUTE FEBRILE ILLNESS AND COMPARISON OF HAEMOTOLOGICAL PARAMETERS BETWEEN FALCIPARUM AND VIVAX MALARIA

Muhammad Tanveer, Umair Ahmed Siddiqui, Ejaz Ahmed.

Abstract
Objective: To determine the frequency of vivax and falciparum malaria in acute febrile illness and to compare the frequency of hematological parameters between falciparum and vivax malaria as a single centre study.
Study Design: Descriptive case series.
Place and Duration of Study: The study was carried out at a tertiary care hospital (combined Military Hospital Multan) from Oct 2012 to Jun 2013.
Material and Methods: Six hundred indoor patients of acute febrile illness who were fulfilling the inclusion criteria as fever of >100 F for less than two weeks duration but without any localizing signs and symptoms were enrolled in the study. Malaria was diagnosed by thick and thin films stained with leishman,s stain and also confirmed by ICT malaria kit methods. Anemia was defined as Hb

Key words: Acute febrile illness, Anemia, Falciparum malaria, Hematological parameters, Lymphopenia, Thrombocytopenia,Vivax malaria



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