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Title: Hematological Differences among Malaria Patients in Rural and Urban Ghana
Authors: Iqbal, Shareen A.
Botchway, Felix
Badu, Kingsley
Wilson, Nana O.
Dei-Adomakoh, Yvonne
et. al
Keywords: anemia
global health
Plasmodium falciparum malaria
hematological parameters
Ghana
exposome
Issue Date: 17-Jun-2016
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Citation: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics, 2016, 62, 477–486 doi: 10.1093/tropej/fmw038., Hematological Differences among Malaria Patients
Abstract: Background: Scarce studies have addressed hematological differences of malaria in urban and rural regions. Methods: Full or complete blood cell counts from 46 and 75 individuals (age range from<1 to 92 years) with uncomplicated malaria infection living in urban (Accra) and rural (Dodowa) Ghana, respectively, were assessed. Sickle cell trait and patients were excluded from the study. Results: Between overall groups, patients from Accra had significantly lower parasite count (p < 0.0001) and granulocyte number (p ¼ 0.026). Children in Accra had a significantly lower parasitemia (p ¼ 0.0013), hemoglobin (p ¼ 0.0254), platelet count (p ¼ 0.0148) and red blood cell levels (p ¼ 0.0080) when compared with the children of Dodowa. In adults, mean cell hemoglobin (p ¼ 0.0086) and parasite count (p < 0.0001) were significantly higher in Dodowa. Conclusion: These results indicate that children living in urban setting may experience a greater anemic effect to malaria as compared with those living in a rural settin
Description: An article published by Oxford University Press and also available at doi: 10.1093/tropej/fmw038
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/12488
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