FREQUENCY OF THROMBOCYTOPENIA IN CHILDREN WITH VIVAX MALARIA IN A TERTIARY CARE CENTRE

Abstract

ABSTRACT
Background and Aim: Malaria is a major health problem and one of the major killers in pediatric population particularly
in the developing world. Malaria is endemic in our local population and the burden of malaria is constant since
many decades. Malaria can results in many complications including thrombocytopenia. This pushed us to consider
the objective of determining the burden of thrombocytopenia in our local population with vivax malaria. This study is
designed to determine the frequency of thrombocytopenia in children aged 2 months to 15 years suffering with vivax
malaria which will aware us with local magnitude of the problem

Authors: 
Faridullah Shah
Salman Said
Afzal Khan
Umer Hussain
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