Association of malaria with thrombocytopenia
Keywords:Thrombocytopenia. Malaria. Platelet Count. Malaria, Vivax. Malaria, Falciparum. Plasmodium. Parasitemia. Plasmodium vivax. Blood Platelets.
In this study, 250 blood samples submitted for malaria investigation were studied microscopically for malarial parasites and platelet count. All samples were additionally analyzed for platelet count with automated haematology analyzer. Thirty seven (37) samples were found to be malaria positive microscopically. Out of 37 cases with malaria positive microscopically, thrombocytopenia was observed in 24 (64%) cases of malaria. So there is association of thrombocytopenia with malaria.
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