EVALUATION OF CLINICAL AND LABORATORY PROFILE OF ANAEMIA PATIENTS AT A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL
Keywords:Anaemia, Clinical profile, Laboratory profile
Background: Globally, anaemia is the burning health problem with significant disability associated with it. Iron deficiency anaemia (IDA) is the commonest cause of anaemia more so in developing and underdeveloped part of world.
Aim: To provide clinical and laboratory profile of anaemia patients at a tertiary care hospital in Bihar, India.
Material and methods: This was a prospective observational study conducted in the Department of General Medicine Nalanda Medical College and Hospital, Patna, Bihar, India from November 2019 to June 2020. In all 120 patients thorough history was taken, general physical examination and systemic examination were done. Patients were subjected to routine blood investigations including complete blood count, peripheral smear study and serology for viral markers.
Results: Among 120 patients studied 35(29.17%) were males and 85(70.83%) were females. In our study it was found that anaemia had its highest occurrence in the age group of 20-30 years 65(57.17%) followed by below 20 year age group 25(20.83%). 59 (49.17%) were easy fatiguability and generalised weakness the most common symptoms of anaemia in our study.
Conclusion: We conclude that some extensive steps taken by WHO and Government bodies in educating and treating people about the disease.
Keywords: Anaemia, Clinical profile, Laboratory profile
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