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Table 6 Platelet counts in malaria patients according to different species detected by PCR in this study (n = 69)

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

  Human Plasmodium species
Laboratory results N P. falciparum P. knowlesi P. vivax P. malariae
   No. % No. % No. % No. %
Thrombocytopenia          
Severe thrombocytopenia <50,000 cells/cmm 13 6 46.2 5 38.5 1 7.7 1 7.7
Moderate thrombocytopenia 50,000-100,000 cells/cmm 27 12 44.4 9 33.3 6 22.2 0 0
Mild thrombocytopenia 100,000-150,000 cells/cmm 15 7 46.7 3 20.0 5 33.3 0 0
No thrombocytopenia >150,000 cells/cmm 14 8 57.1 3 21.4 3 21.4 0 0
*Total 69 33 47.8 20 29.0 15 21.7 1 1.4
  1. *Mixed infections were not included.