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Assessment of White Blood Cell Count and Platelet Count in Women on Hormonal Contraceptives in Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria | Abstract

Journal of Research in Medical and Dental Science
eISSN No. 2347-2367 pISSN No. 2347-2545

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Assessment of White Blood Cell Count and Platelet Count in Women on Hormonal Contraceptives in Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria

Author(s): I.L. Okoroiwu*, Emmanuel Ifeanyi Obeagu, Vivian Egwim

Abstract

 The aim of this study is to assess WBC and platelet count in women on hormonal contraceptives in Owerri, Imo state, Nigeria. Seventy women were enrolled for this study, ??ft? were on hormonal contraceptive as a form of birth control, while twenty women were not on hormonal contraceptives. Blood sample was collected from the subjects and platelet and WBC count was determined. Platelet count was s?g???????t?? (P0.05) difference in the mean value of platelets and WBC count among the different age groups when compared using the ANOVA for more than two groups. Long term use of oral contraceptive has an effect on platelet and WBC count.

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