Blood Corpuscular Pattern Of Keloid Patients In North Central Nigeria

  • E S Mador
  • A I Shugaba
  • H Y Goncim
  • S Y Yiltok
  • J O Ogunranti
Keywords: Keloid, monocytes count, African diet


Background: Keloid has been reported to be preponderant in Africans, non-existent before one year of age and its cause still unknown. Aim: In search for the possible cause of this condition, differential white blood cell count in keloid patients in north centm1 Nigeria is studied. .Materials and Method: Eighty (80) Keloid subjects were matched with control subjects by age and sex. 5ml of venous blood was taken from each of these subjects. Using thin blood films stained with Leishman\'s stain, total white blood cell count and differential white cell count for each subject was done and the findings analyzed by parametric statistical methods. Student t test was used to determine whether there was any significant difference between leukocytes of keloid and control subjects. Results: When the mean percentage leucocytes in Keloid and control subjects was compared, women with Keloid had significantly higher mean percentage monocytes than those in the control group (p <0.001). Males with Keloid also had a higher mean percentage monocytes (P

Keywords: Keloid, monocytes count, African diet

Highland Medical Research Journal Vol. 5 (2) 2007 pp. 50-55

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