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Year : 1999  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 108-110

Haematological changes in human immunodeficiency virus infected adult patients in Kano

Department of Pathology, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital , PM B 2352, Kano, Nigeria

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M A Emokpae
Department of Pathology, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital , PM B 2352, Kano
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Haematological Changes were studied in fifteen (15) HIV positive asymptomatic patients, twenty one (21) HI VI AIDS patients and one hundred apparently healthy, HIV seronegative control adults in Aminu Kana Teaching Hospital, Kana. The subjects were tested using ELISA technique and H1V confirmation done using Immunoconfirm by Orgenics. Packed cell volume, haemoglobin concentration, total white blood cell count, platelet count were lower in HIV positive asymptomatic pptfents (P < O.001) when compared with control subjects. A further decrease was observed in HIVIAIDS patients when compared with HIV positive asymptomatic patients. was raised/erythrocyte sedimentation rate in HIV positive asymptomatic patients (P < 0.001) compared with controls and HJYIAJDS patients (P < 0:002) compared with HJV asymptomatic patients. It is suggested that these haematological abnormalities be monitored frequently in these patients.

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