oa South African Medical Journal - Thrombocyte counts in typhoid fever

Volume 25, Issue 18
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



We were unable to substantiate the claim that there is a constant fall in the thrombocyte count in typhoid fever. Nor were we able to demonstrate that platelet counts are of value in the early diagnosis of typhoid infections. In only four cases was a significant reduction observed.

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