1. Acute Febrile illness with Thrombocytopenia, Common Etiologies in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Ziauddin1, Inayat Ullah1, Muhammad Kashif1, Rehman ud Din2 and Shah Zeb2
Objective: To know the common causes of febrile illness with thrombocytopenia in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
Study Design: Retrospective study.
Place and Duration of Study: This study was conducted at two Major Tertiary Care Hospitals of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa from January 2018 and October 2018.
Materials and Methods: Demographics, clinical features and laboratory findings were recorded on pre-designed performa.
Results: Common conditions causing febrile thrombocytopenia included Malaria (60.00%), Dengue fever (20.50%) and sepsis(9.80%). Enteric fever (3.50%) and Leptospirosis (2.60%) were found less commonly responsible.
Conclusion: Infection is the leading cause of fever with thrombocytopenia.
Key Words: Fever, Thrombocytopenia.
Citation of article: Ziauddin, Inayatullah, Kashif M, Din R, Zeb S. Acute Febrile illness with Thrombocytopenia, Common Etiologies in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Med Forum 2019;30(3):2-5.