Frequency of thrombocytopenia in neonatal sepsis.


  • Hafsa Malik Islam Medical College, Bahawalpur.
  • Maryam Malik Sahiwal Medical College, Sahiwal.
  • Sobia Ashraf KEMU, Lahore.



Chi-Square Test, Neonatal Sepsis, Thrombocytopenia


Objective: To determine the frequency of thrombocytopenia in neonatal sepsis. Study Design: Descriptive Cross Sectional study. Setting: King Edward Medical University, Mayo Hospital Lahore. Period: November 2020 to April 2021. Material & Methods: The study was conducted over a period of six months. Neonates with clinical diagnosis of sepsis admitted in Neonatal intensive care unit, who fulfilled the inclusion criteria were enrolled in the study. Platelet count was measured on automated hematology analyser (SYSMEX,XN-1000) and verified on peripheral smear examination. The variables under study were subjected to SPSS 26. Chi Square test was used as a test of significance. P value <0.05 was considered significant. Results: Among 90 neonates with sepsis, Thrombocytopenia was present in 75% cases. P value <0.05%. Conclusion: Frequency of thrombocytopenia was statistically high in neonatal sepsis. Platelet count is a sensitive indicator of neonatal sepsis.

Author Biographies

Hafsa Malik, Islam Medical College, Bahawalpur.

MBBS, FCPS, (Hematology), Senior Lecturer Pathology, 

Maryam Malik, Sahiwal Medical College, Sahiwal.

MBBS, Ex House Officer, 

Sobia Ashraf, KEMU, Lahore.

MBBS, FCPS (Hematology), Assistant Professor Pathology,