Group III received the standard drug (haematinic
suspension 2 mL/kg).
Expectant mothers, who were nonresidents, were below 18 and above 49 years of age, and those not willing to give consent and those on antimalarials or anthelmintics or haematinics
were excluded from the study.
There was a high initial incidence of altered haematinics
deficiency or malignant infiltration) then bone marrow examination is crucial for establishing a diagnosis.
(2-5) In addition, anaemia may be compounded by co-morbid haematinic
deficiency (iron, folate and vitamin [B.sub.12]), suggesting a need for early replacement in the management of anaemia in HIV.
A protocol involving investigation of anaemia and targeted haematinic
and/or erythropoeitin therapy is to be introduced as part of the preoperative assessment of patients at Fremantle Hospital.
Furthermore, laboratory findings must be considered to exclude haematinic
deficiencies such as eosinophil counts, vitamin B12, iron and folate levels in the blood.
Anaemia is also a consequence of a synergy of inflammation and insufficient bioavailable dietary iron and other haematinic
Causes of thrombocytopenia Decreased production * Haematinic
activity of the methanol leaf extract of Brillantasia nitens Lindau (Acanthaceae) in rats.
untreated infections * haematinic
deficiency (iron, folate and vitamin [B.sub.12]) * increased red cell destruction * abnormal red cell membranes, causing increased osmotic fragility