Comparative Study of Automated Cell Counter Generated Data and Peripheral Smear Evaluation in Cases of Anaemia
Evaluation in Cases of Anaemia
Introduction: In developing countries Anemia is major public health problem. Females are more commonly affected by anemia. Iron deficiency is the main cause of anemia. It was estimated that preschool children and pregnant woman are more commonly affected by anemia. Subjects and Methods: It is hospital based prospective observational study. Total number of cases was 400.The study duration is for a period of one and half years. The study was carried out at our tertiary care center in Department of Pathology and in patients of clinical departments of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Medical College & Hospital, Jabalpur (M.P.) Patients diagnosed anemia in central laboratory of age above 14 year and Indoor patients in NSCB Medical College & Hospital Jabalpur were included in this study. Ethical permission was taken from Institutional Ethics Committee. Result: In our study 15-25 year of age group are more affected in both females 105 (45.5%) and males 80 (47.3%). As per the above table, on the basis of interpretation of auto analyzer generated data, the most common type of anemia in females is microcytic hypochromic 102 (68.5%) and in male macrocytic anemia 74(56.5%) that is statistically significant p<0.05. Conclusion: Our study concludes that the two methods of morphological typing of anemia having “moderate agreement” with each other according to kappa (κ) Analysis.
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