International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Biological Sciences | Nigeria | Volume 2 Issue 9, September 2013


Recovery Trends of Thrombocytes in the Parasitaemia of Plasmodium Falciparum Treated Children

M. Kokori [4] | Z. G.S. Turaki | A. T. Ahmed | A. Faisal


Abstract: This study was conducted in the malaria endemic settlements of Lake-Alau, Borno State, Nigeria, between August to December, 2012. The relationship between the mean parasite densities on days 0, 3, 7, 14 and 28 during follow-up and the trends of recoveries from thrombocytopenia in children (59 months) was conducted on Plasmodium falciparum malaria using the Standard therapeutic guidelines protocols. A sample size of 313 children was enrolled for the study, all suffered from uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria and treated with either Artesunate + Sulphadoxine - Pyrimethamine (AT+SP) and Amodiaquine + Sulphadoxine - Pyrimethamine (AQ+SP). The results shows if the study showed that there was a higher initial platelet count of 77975 x109l in AQ+SP group compared to AT+SP (55281 x 109 l) patients, and also the influence of parasitaemia on platelet distribution was relatively higher (98.30 %) in AT+SP compared to AQ+SP (95.98 %) combinations. Both drugs significantly acted in a similar pattern but the trend of mean daily reduction in parasite density per l of blood which caused a mean recovery in platelets by 48, 606 x109l in AQ+SP as against 37, 956 x109l for AT+SP over 28 days of follow-up.


Keywords: recovery, trends, thrombocytes, parasitaemia


Edition: Volume 2 Issue 9, September 2013,


Pages: 395 - 399


How to Cite this Article?

M. Kokori, Z. G.S. Turaki, A. T. Ahmed, A. Faisal, "Recovery Trends of Thrombocytes in the Parasitaemia of Plasmodium Falciparum Treated Children", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), Volume 2 Issue 9, September 2013, pp. 395-399, https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=25091301

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