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Table 1 The mean (SD) [range] of the clinical and biochemical data of patients with severe Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax malaria

From: Severe Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax malaria among adults at Kassala Hospital, eastern Sudan

Variable P. falciparum P. vivax P-value
  (Number = 113) (Number = 26)  
Age, years 38.0 (15.5) 34.2 (12.6) 0.260
[18.0–78.0] [17.0–70.0]
Weight, kg 67.8 (13.4) 70.3 (11.0) 0.374
[39.0–123.0] [39.0–88.0]
Duration of the illness, days 3.9 (3.6) 3.0 (1.6) 0.216
[1.0–8.0] [1.0–7.0]
Axillary temperature, °C 38.4(0.8) 38.7 (1.4) 0.125
[37.2–40.5] [ 37.1–41.1]
Systolic blood pressure, mm Hg 72.5 (23.4) 72.5 (13.8) 0.987
[0–130.0] [60.0–130.0]
Diastolic blood pressure, mm Hg 47.0 (17.7) 50.0 (10.1) 0.414
[0–100.0] [30.0–70.0]
Parasite count, rings/μl, Geometric 5,934.2 13,906.6 0.013
[1600–380000] [1500–115200]
Haemoglobin, gm/dl 10.4 (2.6) 9.8(3.0) 0.302
[3.6–14.2] [3.8–13.9]
White blood cells, cell/mm3 5,122.7 (1851) 5,507.7 (1,966) 0.346
[1,900.0–11,400] [1,800.0–9,000.0]
Blood glucose, mg/dl 110.7 (44.3) 106.8 (28.3) 0.670
[30.0–198.0] [30.–170.0]
Serum bilirubin, mg/dl 1.4 (1.0) 1.4 (1.2) 0.857
[0.2–5.6] [0.4–6.6]
Serum creatinine, mg/dl 0.9 (0.5) 0.9(0.3) 0.738
  [0.1–4.6] [0.5–2.0]