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Table 5 Intensity of malaria infections and the distribution of hematological status among malaria patients in this study (n = 69) a

From: Increased detection of Plasmodium knowlesi in Sandakan division, Sabah as revealed by PlasmoNex™

Malaria species andbparasitemia   Hb (g/I) Platelet (per/μl) TWBC (103cells/μl) Anaemia
  N Median Median Median No. %
P. falciparum       
+ 5 140 127000 6.3 2 40.0
++ 4 141 75500 7.0 0 0
+++ 8 129 92500 6.3 4 50.0
++++ 16 120.5 75500 8.2 7 43.8
Total 33 132 94000 6.8 13 39.4
P. vivax       
+ 1 120 301000 10.3 1 100.0
++ 6 135 108000 5.2 3 50.0
+++ 4 120 127500 7.4 2 50.0
++++ 4 118.5 71500 6.5 3 75.0
Total 15 121 103000 6.3 9 60.0
P. knowlesi       
+ 1 130 63000 5.3 1 100.0
++ 5 140 82000 7.8 1 20.0
+++ 9 132 77000 6.7 3 33.3
++++ 5 120 73000 6.6 4 80.0
Total 20 130.5 75500 6.7 9 45.0
*Overall 69 130 89000 6.6 31 44.9
  1. *Mixed infection was not included.
  2. aTotal samples were based on 69 PCR positive samples with complete hematological profiles.
  3. N: number examined.
  4. bParasitemia:
  5. + = 1–10 parasites per 100 thin film fields.
  6. ++ = 11–100 parasites per 100 thin film fields.
  7. +++ = 1–10 parasites per single thin film fields.
  8. ++++ = more than 10 parasites per single thin film fields.