Acid Phosphatase as a Marker in Malaria

D’Souza, Benedicta and Parthasarathy, Rajeevalochana and *, Sreekantha and D’Souza, Vivian (2011) Acid Phosphatase as a Marker in Malaria. Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry, 26 (4). pp. 396-399. ISSN 0970-1915

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The serum acid phosphatase (ACP) activity and Hemoglobin (Hb) levels were measured in malaria patients and nonmalarial fever patients. The results were compared with normal healthy control subjects. ACP was significantly increased (P\0.001) in all the malaria patients. ACP was significantly higher in Plasmodium falcifarum malaria and mixed malaria when compared to Plasmodium vivax malaria. Hb levels were significantly decreased in all the malaria patients which indicates that malaria parasite uses host erythrocyte Hb as a major nutrient source. There is negative correlation(r = -0.478) between ACP and Hb in malaria patients, which is highly significant. These results suggest that the measurement of ACP could be used as a marker for malaria.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Acid phosphatase � Malaria � Hemoglobin
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Biochemistry
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Medicine
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2012 05:56
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2012 05:56

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