A RETROSPECTIVE STUDY OF MALARIA FROM WESTERN PART OF UTTAR PRADESH, INDIAAbstract
Background: Malaria is a serious parasitic health problem in India. Plasmodium vivax and falciparum pose the greatest public challenge in endemic areas. P. vivax accounts for more than half of all malaria cases. Accurate and prompt diagnosis is not only important to prevent morbidity, but also helps minimizing drug resistance. Aim: To know the profile of malaria parasite in the patients attending UPRIMS&R, a tertiary care center in Western Uttar Pradesh. Methods: A total 26,939 samples were subjected to smear microscopy (thin and thick) or rapid diagnostic tests. Result: 1330 positive malaria cases were detected. Malaria cases were maximum in year 2010. The proportion of P.vivax, P.falciprum and mixed malaria parasites was found 67% (891 out of 1330), 32% (420 out of 1330) and 1% (19 out of 1330) respectively. Conclusion: There is a decline in trend of malaria cases in India. The highest load of malaria cases was found in month September. P. vivax is still a predominant malaria parasite
Dharmendra Prasad Singh *, Rajesh Kumar Verma, Amit Singh, Sunita Kumari and M. E. Siddique
Department of Microbiology, UPRIMS and R, Saifai, Etawah, Uttar Pradesh, India.
27 March, 2016
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