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Table 4 Laboratory values reported on admission in probable severe malaria patients (n= 393)

From: Severe malaria in Battambang Referral Hospital, an area of multidrug resistance in Western-Cambodia: a retrospective analysis of cases from 2006–2009

Laboratory test Total evaluated Mean (S.D) Reference range
n (%) Range Died Survived p-value* Category n
WBC (× 103cells/ml) 368 (94) 1.6-35.2 10.6 ± 7.3 8.0 ± 4.8 0.02 ≤ 12 303
> 12 65
Hematocrit (%) 253 (64) 5.0-50 25.2 ± 10.4 24.0 ± 10.4 0.5 ≤ 15 74
16 to 30 109
≥ 31 70
Hemoglobin (g/dl) 22 (6) 3.0-16.2 9.8 ± 2.6 9.1 ± 4.2 0.8 < 10 12
≥ 10 10
Platelets (× 103cells/ml) 191 (49) 10-450 183 ± 49.4 208 ± 47.4 0.04 ≤ 100 2
101-149 11
≥ 150 178
Glucose (mg/dl) 129 (33) 50-459 102 ± 45.9 113 ± 73.4 0.4 41-60 10
61-80 51
81-126 38
> 126 30
SGOT (IU/L) 11 (3) 19-390 144 ± 154.5 123 ± 126 0.8 < 3 times ULN 6
≥ 3 times ULN 5
SGPT (IU/L) 11 (3) 20-430 66±45 110 ± 137 0.6 < 3 times ULN 7
        ≥ 3 times ULN 4
   Total evaluated      Reference range
  n (%) Range # (%) Died # (%) Survived p-value** Category n
Parasitaemia 368 (94) 0 to +6 16 (15) 94 (85) 0.4 Negative 110
     23 (16) 122 (84)   1-3+ 145
     12 (11) 101 (89)   ≥ 4+ 113
  1. p< 0.05, *t-test (2-sided) or **One-Way ANOVA.