Vol. 1, Issue 5 (2016)
A clinical study on falciparum Malaria cases at a Tertiary care Hospital
Author(s): Dr. G Channamma
Abstract: Introduction: Malaria is a public health problem in several parts of the country. About 95% population in the country resides in malaria endemic areas and 80% of malaria reported in the country is confined to areas consisting 20% of population residing in tribal, hilly, difficult and inaccessible areas. Methodology: All these patients were subjected to slide test for thick and thin smear as well as immunochromatographic test, ROT, Pan Malaria or Falci check. Blood investigations like hemoglobin level, total leukocyte count, differential count and serum electrolyte and also renal function tests, liver function tests, random blood sugar were done in all cases. Results: fever present in 100% patients, 62% patients had gastrointestinal symptoms, 24% patients had symptoms of liver & biliary system, 8%patients had respiratory symptoms, 6% patients had genitourinary symptoms and 4% patients had symptoms of central nervous system Conclusion: Fever, Shaking chills and splenomegaly still holds as a clinical trial in diagnosis of malaria.