Haematological parameters and SARS-CoV-2 RT PCR positivity among patients at fever clinic in a tertiary care hospital in Bangladesh

Authors

  • Nishat Mahzabin Department of Paediatric Haematology & Oncology, Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Dhaka
  • Md Raiq Raihan Chowdhury Department of Haematology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka
  • Md Akhlak Ul Islam Department of Haematology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka
  • Ismat Ara Islam Department of Haematology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka
  • Mily Dey Department of Haematology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka
  • Md Salahuddin Shah Department of Haematology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka
  • Md Abdul Aziz Department of Haematology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bsmmuj.v15i2.60858

Keywords:

Covid-19, SARS-CoV-2 RT PCR, Haematological parameters of Covid-19

Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a consequential impact on the global health system. Multisystem involvement is common in COVID-19. Many COVID-19 patients also showed changes in haematological parameters. This cross-sectional study included patients who attended the fever clinic of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Dhaka, Bangladesh, with fever and/or upper respiratory symptoms. Demographic information, information regarding symptoms, exposure and comorbidities were collected. Complete blood count profile and C-reactive protein were done. Patients underwent RT-PCR for Covid-19 at the fever clinic. A total of 350 patients were included in the study. The study revealed that 21.4% of respondents were COVID-19 positive. PCR-positive patients were more likely to be symptomatic and had elevated C reactive protein levels. COVID-19 positive patients also showed higher total leucocyte, neutrophil, lymphocyte, eosinophil, basophil, and platelet count.

BSMMU J 2022; 15(2): 75-79

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2023-01-16

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Mahzabin, N. ., Chowdhury, M. R. R. ., Ul Islam, M. A. ., Islam, I. A. ., Dey, M. ., Shah, M. S. ., & Aziz, M. A. (2023). Haematological parameters and SARS-CoV-2 RT PCR positivity among patients at fever clinic in a tertiary care hospital in Bangladesh. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Journal, 15(2), 75–79. https://doi.org/10.3329/bsmmuj.v15i2.60858

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