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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(3): 598-604
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.503.069


Malarial Parasitic Infection in Paediatric Age Group
Gurjeet Singh1*, A.D. Urhekar1, Raksha Singh1 and Prabhakar Patro2
1Department of Microbiology, MGM Medical College and Hospital, Kamothe, Navi Mumbai-410209, Maharashtra, India
2Department of Pathology, MGM Medical College and Hospital, Kamothe, Navi Mumbai-410209, Maharashtra, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Malaria is a disease causing high morbidity and mortality of patients. Plasmodium falciparum is a species causing serious fatal infections. The aim of this study was to find the prevalence of malarial infection in paediatric age group and to find the effect of malarial infection on blood cells. Total 500 children were selected for the study who suffered with fever and chills. Thick blood smear was performed using standard method. Out of 500 suspected cases of malaria, malarial parasites were detected in 74 blood smear (14.80%). Timely diagnosis and proper treatment may help to prevent mortality of children from malaria. Thick smear is useful to screen malarial parasites in large population of children and it is low cost to patient.


Keywords: Paediatric, Malarial parasite, Thick blood smear and parasitic index
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Gurjeet Singh, A.D. Urhekar, Raksha Singh and Prabhakar Patro. 2016. Malarial Parasitic Infection in Paediatric Age Group.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(3): 598-604. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.503.069