ROLE OF PLATELET COUNT AS A PROGNOSTIC INDICATOR IN PATIENTS WITH BURNS

Dr Sudhir Khichy, Dr Amritpal Singh Rana, Dr Vinod Bhavi, Dr Harkanwal preet kaur

Abstract


Evaluation of platelet count and its significance in early detection of post burn septicemia for commencement of timely vigorous treatment against it. . This study was undertaken to analyse various factors such as age, sex, cause of burn, percentage and depth of burn, pre-existing medical conditions, cause of death in patients and role of platelets in it. In non-survivors gradual decline in platelet count was observed and minimal platelet count was observed before death of the patient, while in survivors gradual rise in platelet count was observed. No significant variation observed in other laboratory parameters such as total neutrophil count and serum creatinine. In significant number of non survivor platelet count was low before their death and in significant number of survivor platelet count was normal before their discharge.[1][2]


Keywords


platelet count, treatment, Infection

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