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Patterns of erythropoiesis and anaemia in malaria.
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PMID:  2098429     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Of 138 patients with malaria, 90 were found to be having Plasmodium falciparum in their peripheral blood smears. Megaloblastosis alone or in combination with the other patterns of erythropoiesis was observed in 82.1 percent cases of chronic P. falciparum malaria as compared to 36.3 and 26.5 per cent cases of acute P. falciparum and P. vivax malaria respectively. Iron deficiency was observed in 15.5 percent cases of chronic P. falciparum, 18.2 per cent cases of acute P. falciparum and 13.3 per cent patients of P. vivax infection. Of patients with chronic falciparum malaria, 33.3 percent revealed features of both megaloblastosis and defective iron utilization and transient hypoplasia of marrow was observed in 8.9 per cent of these cases.
R Sen; B M Bhatnagar; U Singh; M S Yadav; P K Sehgal
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of communicable diseases     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0019-5138     ISO Abbreviation:  J Commun Dis     Publication Date:  1990 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-07-26     Completed Date:  1991-07-26     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0261652     Medline TA:  J Commun Dis     Country:  INDIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  247-53     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pathology, Medical College & Hospital, Rohtak.
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MeSH Terms
Anemia, Hypochromic / blood*,  epidemiology,  etiology
Anemia, Megaloblastic / blood*,  epidemiology,  etiology
Bone Marrow Examination
Child, Preschool
Erythrocyte Indices
Erythropoiesis / physiology*
Hemoglobins / analysis
India / epidemiology
Infant, Newborn
Malaria / complications*
Middle Aged
Plasmodium falciparum*
Plasmodium vivax*
Platelet Count
Reticulocytes / chemistry
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