Correlation between anaemia and malaria infection among patients attending Murtala Muhammed Specialist Hospital Kano, Nigeria

TS Imam, II Indabawa


Correlation study between anaemia and malarial infection was conducted among patients of two age groups (0 – 12 years and 40 years above) attending MMSH, Kano. Samples obtained were tested for malarial parasites (MPs). Two hundred and twenty two MP positive samples, each under went haematocrit and Sahli’s Haemoglobin estimation tests (parallel tests) so as to determine their haematological indices. Results showed correlation was significant between anaemia and malarial infection (y=0.850, P = 0.050; 2 – tailed). There was no significant difference between age groups and sex of the subjects (T = 1.15, P = 0.2950; 2 – tailed).   

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