Hematological Findings in COVID-19 Patients at Birat Medical College Teaching Hospital

Authors

  • Mrinalini Singh Birat Medical College and Teaching Hospital, Nepal
  • Santosh Upadhyay Kafle Birat Medical College and Teaching Hospital, Nepal
  • Surya B Parajuli Birat Medical College and Teaching Hospital, Nepal
  • Neeta Kafle Birat Medical College and Teaching Hospital, Nepal
  • Amrita Sinha Birat Medical College and Teaching Hospital, Nepal
  • Randhir Kumar Singh Birat Medical College and Teaching Hospital, Nepal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/jucms.v9i01.37977

Keywords:

Covid-19, Hematologic parameters, RT-PCR

Abstract

INTRODUCTION

The outbreak of 2019 novel corona virus has also affected the Nepalese population. Real Time-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) is the diagnostic laboratory test for confirming the diagnosis. The complete blood count (CBC) is the laboratory test routinely done in patients suffering from any type of infection. This test provides the information to physicians regarding the inflammatory process. The objective of this study was to evaluate and find out whether hematologic parameters are affected in a person suffering from Covid-19 infections.

MATERIAL AND METHODS

This is a prospective study done from 3rd December 2020 to 3rd February 2021 for a period of two months. All the confirmed patients of corona (COVID-19) with RT-PCR, between days-1 to day-15 of PCR positivity, whose hematological profile was sent to the pathology laboratory department, were studied. The hematologic parameters studied include total white blood cells count (TLC), differential white blood cell count (DLC), hemoglobin and platelet counts.

RESULTS

Out of one hundred (100) RT-PCR positive patients eighty (80%) were male and twenty (20%) were female. Age group of patients ranged from 27 years to 94 years. Ninety-four (94%) patients reveal leukocytosis and Ninety-six (96%) patients showed increased in differential neutrophil count. Fifty-two (52%) patients reveal anemia and platelets count was normal in seventy-eight (78%) cases.

CONCLUSION

Covid-19 infection causes changes in the hematological parameters. Study of these parameters provides significant clinical information.

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Author Biographies

Mrinalini Singh, Birat Medical College and Teaching Hospital, Nepal

Department of Pathology

Santosh Upadhyay Kafle, Birat Medical College and Teaching Hospital, Nepal

Department of Pathology

Surya B Parajuli, Birat Medical College and Teaching Hospital, Nepal

Department of Community Medicine

 

Neeta Kafle, Birat Medical College and Teaching Hospital, Nepal

Department of Pathology

Amrita Sinha, Birat Medical College and Teaching Hospital, Nepal

Department of Pathology

Randhir Kumar Singh, Birat Medical College and Teaching Hospital, Nepal

Department of Microbiology

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Published

2021-06-22

How to Cite

Singh, M., Kafle, S. U., Parajuli, S. B., Kafle, N., Sinha, A., & Singh, R. K. (2021). Hematological Findings in COVID-19 Patients at Birat Medical College Teaching Hospital. Journal of Universal College of Medical Sciences, 9(01), 52–55. https://doi.org/10.3126/jucms.v9i01.37977

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