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Table 1 Number of patients with spherocytes, hypochromia and parasitaemia in the three clinical groups. Details of these patients have been described earlier [11-12]

From: Pitting of malaria parasites and spherocyte formation

  Severe anaemia N = 25 Symptomatic controls N = 24 Asymptomatic controls N = 24
Spherocytes 23 (92%) 19 (79.1%) 16 (66.7%)
Hypochromia 25 (100%) 24 (100%) 24 (100%)
Parasitaemia 25 (100%) 22 (91.7%) 12 (50%)