Relationship of Platelets Count and Serological Marker of Dengue Infection: A Prospective Study
Background: Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne virus disease of humans. In terms of numbers of individuals infected, it is by far the most devastating of all the recognized arthropod-transmitted virus diseases. It is estimated that more than 3 billion humans live in dengue endemic regions of the world, and currently, more than 50 million infections occur annually with at least 500,000 individuals requiring hospitalization.
Methods: This study was conducted in Department of Pathology, Ananta Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Rajsamand. A total of 160 serum positive samples from clinically suspected dengue patients attending outdoors, causality services and indoor patients were included in this study. Five milliliter of blood was collected from all suspected cases of dengue fever.
Results: In our study, 525 total samples were included in this study. 160 samples were positive out of 525 samples. In the present study, 53.7% were males and 46.3% were females. In this study showed relationship between Platelet count and other parameters. From which notice that, 110 patients had less than 1 lakh count.
Conclusion: Thrombocytopenia found in case of fever which is more constantly in dengue positive sooner than dengue negative cases. It correlates well when NS1 & IgM are found simultaneously.
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