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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 120-123

Correlation study between platelet count, leukocyte count, nonhemorrhagic complications, and duration of hospital stay in dengue fever with thrombocytopenia


1 Consultant Physician, Kamineni Hospitals, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
2 Department of General Medicine, Kamineni Hospitals, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

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Hari Kishan Jayanthi
Kamineni Hospitals, LB. Nagar, Hyderabad - 500 068, Telangana
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2249-4863.184635

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Introduction: Dengue is one of the common diseases presenting as fever with thrombocytopenia, also causing significant morbidity and complications. Objectives: Though the correlation between platelet count, bleeding manifestations and hemorrhagic complications has been extensively studied, less is known about the correlation between platelet count and non hemorrhagic complications. This study was done to see the correlation between platelet count and non hemorrhagic complications, duration of hospital stay and additive effect of leucopenia with thrombocytopenia on complications. Methods: Our study is prospective observational study done on 99 patients who had dengue fever with thrombocytopenia. Correlations were obtained using scatter plot and SPSS software trail version. Results: Transaminitis (12.12%) was the most common complication followed by acute renal injury (2%). In our study we found that, as the platelet count decreased the complication rate increased (P = 0.0006). In our study duration of hospital increased (P is 0.00597) with decreasing platelet count when compared to other study where there was no correlation between the two. There was no correlation between thrombocytopenia with leucopenia and complications (P is 0.292), similar to other study. Conclusion: Platelet count can be used to predict the complication and duration of hospital stay and hence better use of resources.


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