Putta Suresh1, C. Yamini Devi2, C. Ramesh Kumar3, Y. Jalaja4
INTRODUCTION: Fever with thrombocytopenia has become the commonest presenting problem in the medical wards. Various infectious causes are there for fever with thrombocytopenia. It is necessary to know the cause, which will be useful to give proper treatment to the patient.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: Identification of the cause in fever with thrombocytopenia.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: INCLUSION CRITERIA: Patients who were admitted with fever and thrombocytopenia, aged above 12 years, in S.V.R.R.G.G.H, Tirupati were taken for the study.
EXCLUSION CRITERIA: Patients who are admitted with thrombocytopenia and without fever were excluded.
RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: Fever with thrombocytopenia is the commonest presenting problem in the medical wards. In the present study the commonest infectious etiology of fever with thrombocytopenia was malaria fever (36%), followed by undiagnosed fevers (28%), dengue fever (26%), typhoid fever (6%) and scrub typhus (4%).