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RMJ. 2013; 38(3): 223-225


Impact of splenomegaly on complete blood counts in hospitalized patients with Plasmodium vivax malaria.

Abdul Rehman Arshad, Abdullah Arshad.

Abstract
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

Key words: Anaemia, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, malaria, splenomegaly



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