A STUDY OF SOME BLOOD PARAMETERS AMONG DENGUE PATIENTS IN LAHJ/ YEMEN
The present study was carried out to evaluate the effect of dengue fever on some hematological and biochemical parameters on patients, whose were infected with dengue virus at AL-Jamaheer Medical Center\ Lahj from July to September 2018.
One hundred and three cases have been tested, among them 52.4% were males and 47.6% were females, the age ranged from a year to 60 years old.
The tests included the evaluation of complete blood count (CBC), aminotransferase levels, glutamic-oxaloacetic transaminase (GOT), and glutamate pyruvate transaminase (GPT), in addition to serum Urea, and creatinine levels.
Hematological tests revealed that approximately 56.3 % of cases showed a decrease in white blood cell (WBC) count with about 4000/μl, 19.4% cases with values between 2000 -3000/μl and 2000 /μl in 15.5 % cases, whereas 21.4% cases were with a range between 3000-4000/μl.
Platelet counts (PLT) were decreased to <150000/μl in 29.2% of cases and were about 50,000- 100,000/μl in 13.6% of cases, while showed around 50000/μl in 3.9% of cases.
As for the biochemical tests, liver function tests (L.F.T.) showed that an increase was observed in SGOT and SGPT of 42.7 % and 34 % of cases, respectively.
Kidney function tests showed elevated serum urea and creatinine in 2.91% and 5.83% cases, respectively.
In conclusion, one of the predictive markers of dengue fever is a decrease in the number of white blood cells and platelets. In contrast, it raised the levels of amine transporters (SGOT) and (SGPT), Therefore, monitoring these indicators is useful in diagnosing dengue fever in order to provide good health care to patients.
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