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A Study of Papaya Extract in the treatment of Low Platelet Count

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.5, No. 10)

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Page : 1198-1199

Keywords : Papaya Extract; Thrombocytopenia; Dengue; Malaria; Hemorrhage;

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Hepatitis C, tuberculosis and human immunodeficiency virus also have been reported in the causes list. Thrombocytopenia is a well - known complication of chronic lymphocytic leukemia, all though it may not be encountered as easily as seen in auto immune haemolytic anemias in these patients. It has also been reported in patients with other lympho proliferative disorders including Hodgkins disease. Thrombocytopenia in patients with a variety of solid tumors has also been thought to most likely be immune mediated. Thrombocytopenia may accompany Graves disease and Hashimotos thyroiditis, but it is not certain that it is immunelogically mediated or not. Majority of the papaya plant parts is known to have antimicrobial property. This study puts in a sincere effort to check the effects of papaya extract in the treatment of low platelet count. This study is intended to help the practicing physicians to understand the benefits of the use of papaya extract when using in the cases of thrombocytopenia. Thirty patients who had thrombocytopenia were considered for the study. The study was conducted in the Department of Internal Medicine, Father Muller Medical College, Mangalore. The study was conducted from April 2013 to May 2015. Detailed history was taken. After taking aseptic precautions the blood sample was collected and sent for the central lab for platelet count. The initial count was noted as first reading. Then the patients were given 25 ml of C. Papaya extract three times a day in the morning, afternoon and in the evening. Subsequently the test was repeated on day two, day three, day four and day five of the treatment. The readings were noted. The final reading on the day five was taken and measured for significance.

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