Habib Ur Rehman, Mohammad Fazil, Faiz Mohammad.
Clinical presentation of Pancytopenia in children under 15 years of age.
J Postgrad Med Inst Jan ;17(1):46-51.
Objectives: The aim of the study was to know the clinical presentation and the most common clinical manifestation of Pancytopenia in children upto 15 years of age. Material And Methods: This was a hospital based prospective study carried out in the department of Paediatrics, Postgraduate Medical Institute, Lady Reading Hospital, Peshawar from 1st January 2001 to 31st December 2001. 60 patients who fulfilled the inclusion criteria were included in our study. Results: The various clinical presentation were anaemia (87%), fever (50%), petechial haemorrhages (15%), bone pain, hepatospleenomegaly (25%), and bleeding from nose (27%), oral cavity (17%), rectum and urethra (51%). The most common presentation was progressive pallor followed by fever. Conclusions: the most common clinical presentation is pallor followed by fever and the most common clinical manifestation was anemia followed by pyrexia, bruises, hepatosplenomegaly and bleeding from mucosal surface.
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