Objective: Vivax malaria is common in Pakistan. We carried out this study to determine the effects of this infection on blood counts and the impact of splenomegaly on these results.
Methods: This was a retrospective observational study carried out at 1 Mountain Medical Battalion, Bagh, Azad Kashmir. Old medical records of all patients admitted with vivax malaria from Jan 2010 to Oct 2012 were scrutinized. The presence or absence of a palpable spleen and the results of complete blood counts and platelet counts measured at the time of admission were noted down. Anaemia was defined as Hb
Anaemia, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, malaria, splenomegaly