Dr. Razia Asif, Prof Ikram Din Ujjan, Dr. Kiran Amir, Dr. Faheem A Memon and Dr. Mariyam Khanzada
OBJECTIVE: To explore the hematological profile of patients with malaria at Tertiary care hospital. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The descriptive case series study of one year was conducted at Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences Jamshoro. All the patients with ≥01 year of age of either gender presented with fever and chills, headache were recruited in the study and explored for malaria parasite. The relevant patients had blood complete picture (CP), MP and immunochromatographic test (ICT) to evaluate the malaria and its pattern along with exploration of hematological parameters while the frequency / percentages (%) and means ±SD computed for study variables. RESULTS: During one-year study period, total three thousand, five hundred and four (3504) patients were detected as malaria with means ± SD for age (yrs), WBC, hemoglobin and platelet was 57.99±10.93, 12,500±7.96, 9.87±5.52 (gm/dL) and 10,9000 ± 15.83Respectively. Out of 3504, two thousand five hundred and fifty patients - 2550 (72.7%) were males and 954 (27.2%) were females. The anemia, leucocytosis, leucopenia, lymphocytosis, lymphopenia and thrombocytopenia was observed in 74%, 55%, 27%, 37%, 17% and 80% while among leucocytosis neutrophilia (36%), monocytosis (12%), eosinophilia (5%) and basophilia (2%). CONCLUSION: The hematological changes are common complications encountered in. KEYWORDS: Hematological, Malaria, Vivax and Falciparum.