EVALUATION OF MORPHOLOGICAL PATTERN OF ANAEMIA IN CHILDREN: A HOSPITAL BASED STUDY OF 100 CASES

Shivani Gandhi, Arvind Khajuria

Abstract


Background: Anaemia is a widely prevalent nutritional problem in India. Early detection and treatment of anaemia among young children play a
vital role in promoting the physical and mental growth and development.
Material and Methods: The present study is a prospective study which included 100 cases. Blood samples were collected for haematological
investigations.
Results: out of the total 100 cases, 52% were girls and 48% were boys. The most common morphological pattern observed was microcytic
hypochromic blood picture followed by normocytic normochromic anaemia.
Conclusion: Anaemia in children has become a frequent diagnosis. Its early diagnosis and management may help to reduce the severe outcomes
and improve the quality of life.


Keywords


Anaemia, children, microcytic, hypochromic, normocytic.

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