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Table 1 Haemoglobin levels, leukocyte and differential counts, and platelet counts between initial admission on 10 September and malaria treatment in early October, 2013

From: Vivax malaria in an Amazonian child with dilated cardiomyopathy

  Haemoglobin (mmol/l) Leukocytes (mm3) Segmented neutrophils % Lymphocytes % Platelets (*109/l) Important clinical events
10/9 9.7 13,800 32 57 366 Dyspnoea, starts Ceftriaxone
12/9 9.7 7,900 45 49 292  
13/9 9.69 10,900 57 41 388  
13/9 10 14,900 48 46 370  
15/9 9.7 10,600 31 54 311  
23/9 9.5 32,200 70 16 299 Diarrhoea since 17/9; starts Ceftazidime + Vancomycin
26/9 9.5 9,500 53 36 320  
27/9 9.7 8,400 42 46 224 Fever 38.5°C
29/9 8.3 9,200 56 38 300  
3/10 6.6 12,100 53 13 102 Blood transfusion after haemogram
4/10 9.5 9,600 49 38 361 Smear positive for P. vivax
5/10 7.4 7,400 33 48 47  
6/10 7.7 14,800 32 48 79  
  1. Reference values for 6 months to 2 years old children: 10.5 to 13.5 g/dL haemoglobin, 6,000– 17,500 leucocytes/μL, 15-35% segmented neutrophils, 45 – 6775% lymphocytes [17].