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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: Bone marrow suppression and severe anaemia associated with persistent Plasmodium falciparum infection in African children with microscopically undetectable parasitaemia

  Group 1 Group 2
  Persistent malaria Recent malaria No malaria Persistent malaria Recent malaria
Number of patients 16 15 17 8 39
Age1 (years) 2 (1–12) 4 (0.5–10) 2 (0.5–12) 5.8 (1.5–10) 5.8 (1–12)
Temperature on admission1 (°C) 37.0 (36.0–38.5) 38.0 (36.7–38.6) 37.5 (36.6–39.5) 37.2 (36.8–38.8) 38.2 (36.0–40.0)
Sex (boys:girls) 12:4 7:8 10:7 5:3 23:15
Haemoglobin1 (g/dl) 3.4 (2.1–10.2) 4.4 (1.6–11.6) 9.8 (1.5–11.8) 6.6 (4.7–10.5) 9.2 (5.2–12.0)
TNF-α (pg/ml)2 16.2 (6.9–38.0) 13.5 (6.5–27.5) 5.4 (1.2–23.4) 6.2 (0.6–63.1) 8.7 (5.5–13.5)
IL-10 (pg/ml)2 56.2 (15.8–208.2) 29.5 (7.8–112.2) 3.0 (0.9–9.8) 8.9 (3.6–21.9) 8.3 (5.8–11.7)
IL-10/TNF-α2 1.9 (1.0–3.6) 1.4 (0.4–5.6) 1.0 (0.5–2.3) 1.7 (0.1–46.8) 1.0 (0.5–2.0)
  1. 1: median (range)
  2. 2: mean (95% CI)
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