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Slow platelet recovery pattern during the 2011 dengue outbreak: a preliminary report

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L Gooneratne ,

Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, LK
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M Wimalachandra,

Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, LK
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J Wijerathna,

Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, University of Colombo, LK
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N Karunathunga,

Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, University of Colombo, LK
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S Jayasinghe

Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, LK
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Abstract

During the 2011 dengue outbreak, health care providers in Colombo, Sri Lanka noticed a slow rise in platelet counts in patients recovering from dengue fever when compared to the 2010 outbreak. This study was carried out to confirm this observation. The platelet recovery rates of two groups of patients from 2010 and 2011 (n=28 and n=25 respectively) were computed and compared. The platelet recovery rates, of patients from the 2011 outbreak were found to be slower than the platelet recovery rates of patients from the 2010 outbreak (p value=0.0089).

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v59i2.7066

Ceylon Medical Journal 2014; 59: 61-63

DOI: https://doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v59i2.7066
How to Cite: Gooneratne, L., Wimalachandra, M., Wijerathna, J., Karunathunga, N. and Jayasinghe, S., 2014. Slow platelet recovery pattern during the 2011 dengue outbreak: a preliminary report. Ceylon Medical Journal, 59(2), pp.61–63. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v59i2.7066
Published on 26 Jun 2014.
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