AUTOMATED HEMATOLOGY ANALYZERS IN DIAGNOSIS OF PLASMODIUM VIVAX MALARIA: AN ADJUNCT TO CONVENTIONAL MICROSCOPY.

Kolakkadan Mubeen Hasaf, Wilfred Clement Devadoss, Rau Rangan Aarathi, Monnappa Gitanjali, Shetty Prasanna, VP Sunitha
  • Kolakkadan Mubeen Hasaf
    M.S Ramaiah Medical College and Teaching Hospital, India | hasafmubeen@gmail.com
  • Wilfred Clement Devadoss
    M.S Ramaiah Medical College and Teaching Hospital, India
  • Rau Rangan Aarathi
    M.S Ramaiah Medical College and Teaching Hospital, India
  • Monnappa Gitanjali
    M.S Ramaiah Medical College and Teaching Hospital, India
  • Shetty Prasanna
    M.S Ramaiah Medical College and Teaching Hospital, India
  • VP Sunitha
    M.S Ramaiah Medical College and Teaching Hospital, India

Abstract

Malaria is one of the most pervasive parasitic diseases ever known to mankind affecting nearly 300 million people every year. The need for rapid diagnosis of malaria in tropical and subtropical malaria endemic areas is on the rise. In this study we evaluated the usefulness of hematology autoanalyzers, Sysmex XE-2100 & XT-2000i in the presumptive diagnosis of malaria. Our study shows that abnormalities in WBC/BASO scattergram when combined with presence of thrombocytopenia had a high sensitivity and positive predictive value in the presumptive diagnosis of malaria.

Keywords

Hematology Autoanalyzer; Malaria; Sysmex; WBC scattergram

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