IJSRP, Volume 3, Issue 3, March 2013 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Mr.Pavan G. K, Dr. Nagarekha Kulkarni
Dengue is the most prevalent mosquito borne world wide disease, representing a major social, economic and health burden to many countries. Platelet transfusion is given in those patients who is either bleeding or having haemorrhagic symptoms along with thrombocytopenia. The study was conducted in the Vijayanagar Institute Of Medical Sciences (VIMS), Blood Bank, Bellary between September 2012 to November 2012 for a period of 3 months. A total of 264 patient attenders were interviewed who had come to the blood bank with a requisition for platelet concentrate. By seeing the locality and monthly income, 190(72%) of the individuals belonged to low-socioeconomic group and 74(28%) belonged to high-socioeconomic group. Public health educational campaign targeting hot-spot areas could be a logical approach to minimize the impact of the disease. Judicious use of platelet concentrate is suggested as the disease is more prevalent in low-socioeconomic group.