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Table 1 FBC results of children with and without malaria

From: Full blood count and haemozoin-containing leukocytes in children with malaria: diagnostic value and association with disease severity

FBC-Parameter no malaria (n = 216) malaria (n = 152) p-value
  mean 10 th /90 th percentile mean 10 th /90 th percentile  
total WBC 9.5 9.2/10.0 8.7 4.3/13.9 p < 0.05
neutrophils 2.7 1.1/4.7 3.8 1.7/6.6 p < 0.001
lymphocytes 5.5 3.3/8.0 3.0 1/6.9 p < 0.001
monocytes 0.8 0.2/1.4 1.3 0.3/2.6 p < 0.05
eosinophils 0.4 0.1/0.9 0.4 0/0.7 p = 0.63
platelets 428 286/594 137 54/243 p < 0.001
haemoglobin 9.8 8.5/11.0 7.8 5.2/10.5 p < 0.001
  1. Values in thousand/μL, except haemoglobin in g/dL. Children with malaria were significantly older (mean: 3.7 years) that the ones without malaria (mean: 0.6 years) and the reference values for leukocytes and Hb are inherently different between the two age-groups (see discussion).