Low platelet count, ascites and splenic enlargement
are important non-invasive predictors of ooesophageal varices.
The most common finding was a discrete splenic mass (n = 5), followed by splenic enlargement
(n = 2).
(2) Splenic enlargement
is one of the three main characteristic of malaria (Fever, anemia, splenomegaly).
(5) In nonimmune individuals with acute malaria, the spleen takes several days to become palpable, but splenic enlargement
is found in a high proportion of otherwise healthy individuals in malaria-endemic areas and reflects repeated infections.