Saira Khan

Department of Pedicatrics, BBH, Abbottabad, Pakistan


  • Research   
    Neonatal Sepsis: The Frequency of Thrombocytopenia
    Author(s): Farrukh Addil22661, Ayesha Rehman22662, Shehzad Najeeb22663*, Hina Imtiaz22664 and Saira Khan22665

    Aim: To determine the frequency of thrombocytopenia in neonatal sepsis. Materials and methods: This descriptive cross sectional study was conducted in Neonatology unit, Ayub Teaching hospital Abbottabad on 119 participants. Children of both genders having less than one month age, positive blood culture and birth weight of 1-4 Kg were included in the study. Infants with birth asphyxia, blood transfusion, premature birth, maternal history of placental insufficiency, and familial bleeding disorders were excluded. Age, gender and thrombocytopenia were recorded. Descriptive statistics were calculated. Frequency of thrombocytopenia was stratified by age groups, gender, and weight to see effect modifiers using chi-square test at 5% level of significance. Results: The mean age was 9.87 ± 7.68 days and mean weight wa.. Read More»

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