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Table 3 Clinical characteristics and blood parameters in 83 patients diagnosed with clinical malaria according to HIV serology

From: Prevalence and clinical features of HIV and malaria co-infection in hospitalized adults in Beira, Mozambique

  HIV positive HIV negative p value
  No. (%) No. (%)  
Patients with severe malaria 29 (61.7%) 17 (47.2%) 0.13
Clinical symptoms and signs    
Headache 35 (74.5%) 33 (91-7%) 0.03
Jaundice 10 (21.3%) 5 (13.9%) 0.28
Cough 17 (36.2%) 10 (27.8%) 0.28
Dyspnea 15 (31.9%) 6 (16.7%) 0.09
Nausea 33 (70.2%) 26 (72.2%) 0.51
Vomiting 33 (70.2%) 26 (72.2%) 0.40
Diarrhoea 19 (40.4%) 7 (19.4%) 0.03
Hypotension 0 6 (16.7%) 0.05
Convulsions and/or coma 7 (14.9) 6 (16.7) 0.52
Weight loss 20 (42.6%) 11 (30.6%) 0.18
Hepatomegaly 22 (46.8%) 14 (38.8%) 0.30
Splenomegaly 22 (46.8%) 11 (30.6%) 0.10
Blood parameters mean±SD mean±SD  
WBC/mmc 7.7±2.5 7.7±3.7 0.25
Hb mg/dl 9.9 ±2.8 12.1±2.8 0.003
PLT (x100.000/mmc) 188.4±120.9 218.8±126.1 0.07
Glycaemia (mmol/L)* 4.8±1.5 7.4±1.6 0.02
  1. *data available only for 17 patients.