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Table 2 Comparison of clinical and biochemical characteristics of three main groups with severe malaria

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

Variable Convulsion Cerebral malaria Hypotension P-value
  (N = 18) (N = 23) (N = 38)  
Age, years 39.5 (1.6) 43.0 (1.7) 36.4 (1.5) <0.001
Haemoglobin, gm/dl 11.3 (3.1) 11.2 (2.1) 9.7 (2.2) 0.020
Blood glucose, mg/dl 106.5 (29.5) 123.2(33.1) 115.9 (54.0) 0.485
White blood cells, cell/mm3 5,650(1,804) 5,991(2,137.8) 5,229.0 (2,078) 0.361
Geometric mean of asexual stage parasitaemia per μL 4,339.7 (60,436) 7,986.7 (82,014) 5,831.9 (67,614) 0.986