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Table 2 Clinical and laboratory findings on admission

From: Treatment outcome of intravenous artesunate in patients with severe malaria in the Netherlands and Belgium

Characteristic Number of patients (%) Value
Mean weight (SD), kg 53 (78) 73.2 (20)
Mean temperature (SD), °C 60 (88) 38.6 (1.3)
Mean respiratory rate (SD), breaths/min 16 (24) 25 (8)
Mean heart rate (SD), beats/min 64 (94) 106 (18)
Mean systolic blood pressure (SD), mm Hg 63 (93) 115 (19)
Mean diastolic blood pressure (SD), mm Hg 63 (93) 66 (13)
Median parasitaemia (range),% parasitized erythrocytes 68 (100) 5.0 (0.05-37.4)
Median haemoglobin (range), mmol/L 68 (100) 8.0 (3-10.2)
Median haematocrit (range),% 66 (97) 38 (18-50)
Mean erythrocytes (SD), × 1012 cells/L 51 (75) 4.2 (1.2)
Median leukocyte count (range), × 109cells/L 68 (100) 5.2 (2.5-13.2)
Median serum urea (range), mmol/L 66 (97) 10 (2-94)
Median serum creatinine (range), μmol/L 68 (100) 92 (3-1081)
Median total bilirubin (range), μmol/L 60 (88) 42 (0-299)
Median sodium (range), mmol/L 68 (100) 134 (121-146)
Median potassium (range), mmol/L 65 (96) 3.8 (2.7-41.0)
Median glucose (range), mmol/L 61 (90) 6.4(2.0-18.4)
Median pH (range) 35 (51) 7.45 (6.71-7.57)
Median base excess (range), mmol/L 40 (59) 0.8 (-18.0-28.6)
Mean HCO3- (SD), mmol/L 44 (65) 21.3 (4.9)
Median plasma lactate (range), mmol/L 35 (51) 2.8 (9.0-34.0)