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Table 1 Hematological parameters

From: Foetal haemoglobin and the dynamics of paediatric malaria

Parameter Symbol Value
Maximum adult reticulocyte production rate per kilogram of tissue Pamx, 1.21 × 108 (kg hr) -1
Maximum foetal reticulocyte production rate per kilogram of tissue Pfmx 1.7 × 108 (kg hr) -1
Minimum foetal reticulocyte production rate per kilogram of tissue Pfmn 2.48 × 106 (kg hr) -1
Time offset for production of adult erythrocytes t OSa 50 days
Time constant for production of adult erythrocytes τCa 75, 150, and 300 days
Time constant for decay of production of foetal reticulocytes τCf 50, 100, and 200 days
Volume of adult red blood cell V a 8.0 × 10-8 μm3
Volume of foetal red blood cell V f 1.25 × 10-7 μm3
  1. Baseline parameters for adult (HbA) and foetal (HbF) RBCs [44].