Study of malarial fever in pediatric patients in clinical symptoms
Dr. Manoj Kumar Ram, Dr. Umesh Kumar, Bankey Bihari Singh
The aim the present study was to find out the spectrum of clinical manifestations, infecting species, age distribution and mortality in admitted patients of malaria in the selected population. The study has planned in Anugrah narayan magadh medical college and hospital, gaya, From may 2015 to June 2016. The 50 patients detected with malaria were enrolled in to the study. The age group of the patients are below 10 years. The patients visited to Out Patient Department (OPD) and in-patient department (IPD) of Anugrah narayan magadh medical college and hospital, were considered in the study. All the patients are informed consents. The entire patient’s clinical history was collected. The malaria incidence in higher in male as compared to female Fever is the presenting complaints in almost all the cases. anemia is most common hematological abnormality. Early treatment (< 7days) after onset of symptoms was found to have good prognosis. The incidence of falciparum malaria was higher in our study due to our being tertiary care hospital. Splenomegaly is important sign but its absence, does not rule our malaria. Since this was a retrospective study with small sample size, we could not demonstrate any cyclical changing in clinical profile of severe malaria. There is a there is need for prospective study with bigger sample size find out any changing trend over years.