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Indian Journal of Hematology and Blood Transfusion

, Volume 27, Issue 3, pp 127–130 | Cite as

Evaluation of Platelets as Predictive Parameters in Dengue Fever

  • K. JayashreeEmail author
  • G. C. Manasa
  • P. Pallavi
  • G. V. Manjunath
Original Article

Abstract

Dengue is an arboviral disease and occurs in tropical countries where over 2.5 billion people are at risk of infection. Each year an estimated 100 million cases of dengue fever (DF) occur and between 2.5 and 5 lakh cases of dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) are reported to WHO. Severe thrombocytopenia and increased vascular permeability are two major characteristics of DHF. A study was conducted to note the relationship between the platelet counts and severity of the disease in pediatric cases of dengue fever. Platelet counts were found to be predictive as well as recovery parameter of DF/DHF/DSS.

Keywords

Dengue Dengue haemorrhagic syndrome  Dengue shock syndrome Platelet count Thrombocytopenia 

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© Indian Society of Haematology & Transfusion Medicine 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Jayashree
    • 1
    Email author
  • G. C. Manasa
    • 1
  • P. Pallavi
    • 1
  • G. V. Manjunath
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PathologyJSS Medical College and UniversityMysoreIndia

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