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Research Paper | Medicine | India | Volume 12 Issue 9, September 2023
Assessment of Hematological and Biochemical Abnormalities in Malaria Patients: Insights from a Cross - Sectional Observational Study
Anudeep D | Singampalli M | Kumar AE
Abstract: Background: Inspite of worldwide efforts to reduce malaria transmission, it is still the major cause of mortality and morbidity, with an overall fatality rate of 10 - 30%. Hence present study was taken up to assess the haematological abnormalities and biochemical abnormalities in patients with malaria. Methods: This is a cross sectional observational study done inpatients admitted in G. S. L Medical College & General Hospital in patients with clinical and laboratory evidence of malaria from October2018 to June 2020. Results: Out of the total (75) study population, 41 (54.6%) patients had Vivax malaria, and 34 (45.4%) had Falciparum malaria. Fever was the presenting symptom in all 75 (100%) patients. The duration of hospital stay was more in patients infected with falciparum than vivax, and there was a statistically significant difference (p<0.05) between these study groups. Conclusion: Malaria has a significant impact on the biochemical profile; therefore, these parameters can be used as a measure to evaluate organ dysfunction in severe acute malaria.
Keywords: Malaria, Anaemia, Falciparum, Vivax
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 9, September 2023,
Pages: 71 - 74