Status of Selected Hematological and Biochemical Parameters in Malaria and Malaria-typhoid Co-infectio

Status of Selected Hematological and Biochemical Parameters in Malaria and Malaria-typhoid Co-infectio

Author by Dr. Abolanle Kayode

Journal/Publisher: Journal Of Biological Sciences

Volume/Edition: 11

Language: English

Pages: 367 - 373

Abstract

There has been high incidence of malaria and typhoid co-infection in Nigeria lately but no documented study has really considered its impact on the biochemical status of the patients. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of malaria and malaria-typhoid co-infection on some hematological and biochemical parameters in infected patients. A total of 66 febrile patients and 10 apparently healthy persons from Bells University of Technology and Covenant University Health Centers, Ota, Ogun State were screened for the presence of plasmodium falciparum and salmonella typhi. Levels of Neutrophils, Lymphocytes, White Blood Cells, Packed Cell Volume (PCV), Albumin, Urea, Glucose, Total Bilirubin, Total Protein and Creatinine were estimated in the blood plasma of the study groups. A significant increase (p<0>


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