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Table 1 Characteristics of both studied cohorts: Gabon and India. Clinical group description, according to the number of patients, age, sex and parasitaemia.

From: Total and functional parasite specific IgE responses in Plasmodium falciparum-infected patients exhibiting different clinical status

  Clinical Groups Staff Age-mean (min-max) Sex (male-female) Parasitemia (%)
Gabon EC 17 2,7 (0,5–5) 10-7 -
  AI 22 2,9 (0,1–5) 12-10 0.22 (0.01–1.2)
  UM 50 3 (0,5–5) 22–28 6.88 (0.05–48.6)
  SM 29 1,8 (0,2–4,5) 18-11 5.91 (0.08–31)
  CM 17 2,4 (0,5–5) 12-5 10.42 (0.15–64)
  Total 145 2,6 (0,1–5) 74-61  
Índia NEC 9 32,7 (25–63) 8-1 -
  EC 14 27,3 (23–37) 13-1 -
  UM 31 30,8 (4–70) 18-13 1,24 (0,71–2,18)
  SM 13 30,4 (8–65) 10-3 1,11 (0,38–3,21)
  CM 26 40,4 (9–72) 16-10 2,04 (1,07–3,87)
  ExCM 5 19,36 (7–51) 0–5 -
  Total 93 32,3 (4–72) 65-28 1,50 (1,02–2,20)
  1. NEC- non endemic control, EC- endemic control, AI- asymptomatic infected, UM – uncomplicated malaria, SM – severe malaria (non-cerebral), CM – cerebral malaria, ExCM – Ex-cerebral malaria. Note: sex couldn't be determined for 1/18, 11/61 and 4/33 patients from EC, UM and SM, respectively.