FREQUENCY OF LEUKOPENIA IN SLIDE POSITIVE VIVAX MALARIA PATIENTS PRESENTING WITH FEBRILE ILLNESS
: Anemia and Thrombocytopenia being the most common abnormalities has been reported very frequently.
There is noactual depletion of leukocytes and once malaria gets cured thewhite blood cell counts improve considerable
in the comingdays to weeks. Leukocytosis has been reported only in thosecases where there is concurrent bacterial
infection and carriesa bad prognosis. Leukopenia however has not been reported very frequently though it is an accompaniment
of the disease