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Recovery Trends of Thrombocytes in the Parasitaemia of Plasmodium Falciparum Treated Children

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.2, No. 9)

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Page : 395-399

Keywords : recovery; trends; thrombocytes; parasitaemia;

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This study was conducted in the malaria endemic settlements of Lake-Alau, Borno State, Nigeria, between August to December, 2012. The relationship between the mean parasite densities on days 0, 3, 7, 14 and 28 during follow-up and the trends of recoveries from thrombocytopenia in children (?59 months) was conducted on Plasmodium falciparum malaria using the Standard therapeutic guidelines protocols. A sample size of 313 children was enrolled for the study, all suffered from uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria and treated with either Artesunate + Sulphadoxine - Pyrimethamine (AT+SP) and Amodiaquine + Sulphadoxine - Pyrimethamine (AQ+SP). The results shows if the study showed that there was a higher initial platelet count of 77975 x109??l in AQ+SP group compared to AT+SP (55281 x 109 ? ?l) patients, and also the influence of parasitaemia on platelet distribution was relatively higher (98.30%) in AT+SP compared to AQ+SP (95.98%) combinations. Both drugs significantly acted in a similar pattern but the trend of mean daily reduction in parasite density per ?l of blood which caused a mean recovery in platelets by 48,606 x109??l in AQ+SP as against 37,956 x109??l for AT+SP over 28 days of follow-up.

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