Background: Severe acute malnourished children are prone to deranged pathophysiology. Their haematological profile affected mild to severe degree. Our study was done to observe the haematological profile of severe acute malnourished children admitted at P.B.M. Hospital Bikaner, Rajasthan.
Material and methods: This prospective observational study was designed for severe acute malnourished 178 children. Duration of this study was one year from 01.01.2013 to 31.12.2013. This study was done in special views of haematological profile of severe acute malnourished children.
Results: Our study showed that oedematous malnourished children had anaemia more common than non- oedematous malnourished children. Microcytic hypochromic anaemia and dimorphic anaemia were more common in non- oedematous and oedematous malnourished children.
Conclusion: Our conclusion is that Microcytic hypochromic anaemia and dimorphic anaemia is common in severe acute malnourished children. So, our primary target should be prevent malnourishment and secondary should be early diagnosis and management of sequelae by proper monitoring to avoid complications.