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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 125-129

Diagnostic outcome of bone marrow aspiration in a pediatric center in Kolkata, India

1 Department of Pathology, Dr. B.C.ROY PGIPS, Bankura, India
2 Department of Microbiology, BSMC, Bankura, India
3 Department of Anatomy, IPGME & R, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Arijit Majumdar
Andul, Howrah - 711 302, West Bengal
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2349-5006.174243

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Objectives: To study the spectrum of hematological disorders in children at a tertiary care centre in Kolkata, India. Settings: This study was conducted at the department of Paediarics and the department of Pathology of Dr. B. C. Roy PGIPS, Kolkata. The study period was from January 2012 to December, 2014. Methods: A retrospective analysis of charts of those patients who underwent bone marrow examination (aspiration) was made. Charts were analyzed in detail regarding history, examination and investigations. All findings were entered on a standard proforma. Results: BMA from 200 patients were analyzed. Nutritional anemia contributed highest number of cases among the nonneoplastic group. Acute lymphoblastic leukemia was the commonest malignant hematological disorder in the present study. Conclusion: Common haematologic disorders in our setting are nutritional anaemias and leukaemias. There is need to expand the scope of laboratory investigations beyond morphology.

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