Assessment of haematological parameters in thalassemia in paediatric patients
Dr. Umesh Chandra Vidyarthi, Dr. Arvind Kumar
Thalassemia is a blood disorder passed down through families (inherited) in which the body makes an abnormal form of haemoglobin. Haemoglobin is the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen. The disorder results in large numbers of red blood cells being destroyed, which leads to anaemia. The study was conducted in the Department of Paediatrics in from Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital. The age of the patients is ranging from 1 year to 15 years. The data from the 100 patients were collected and presented as below. These patients had been receiving blood transfusions regularly. The Thalassemia patients are having lower Haemoglobin concentration as compared to normal patients. The Hematocrit level in the Thalassemia patients is lower as compared to normal patients. The Red to White Cell distribution and mean Corpus Volume are seen higher in Thalassemia patients. The levels of the RBC are seen lower and levels of the WBC is seen slightly higher side.
Dr. Umesh Chandra Vidyarthi, Dr. Arvind Kumar. Assessment of haematological parameters in thalassemia in paediatric patients. International Journal of Medical and Health Research, Volume 4, Issue 1, 2018, Pages 109-111