Surmised total leucocyte counts miscalculate the parasite index of Plasmodium vivax malaria patients of tertiary and primary care settings in South-Western India

Kumar Rishikesh, Sathish Kitta Madivala, Prashantha Prabhu, Asha Kamath, Herikudru Ashok, Sudha Vidyasagar, Ananthakrishna Barkur Shastry, Kavitha Saravu

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Background: For the calculation of parasite index (PI) by microscopy method, an assumed total leucocyte count (TLC) of 8,000/μL is used conventionally. However, due to obvious variation in the population and individual TLCs, use of 8,000/μL may result in either over/underestimation of the PI. Methods: This study was aimed at ascertaining the utility of 8,000/μL TLC, as well as other assumed TLCs, with respect to measured TLC for the calculation of PI. A tertiary care hospital and five primary health centres were the base for the prospective study conducted among microscopically proven, symptomatic Plasmodium vivax mono-infection patients aged.

Original languageEnglish
Article number163
JournalMalaria Journal
Volume14
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16-04-2015

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Primary Health Care
Patient Care
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Microscopy
Prospective Studies
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Infection
Population

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  • Infectious Diseases

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Surmised total leucocyte counts miscalculate the parasite index of Plasmodium vivax malaria patients of tertiary and primary care settings in South-Western India. / Rishikesh, Kumar; Madivala, Sathish Kitta; Prabhu, Prashantha; Kamath, Asha; Ashok, Herikudru; Vidyasagar, Sudha; Shastry, Ananthakrishna Barkur; Saravu, Kavitha.

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