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Table 3 Comparison of microscopic and automated detection of Hz-containing leukocytes

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

  non-severe malaria (n = 104) severe malaria* (n = 48) severe anaemia (n = 15) cerebral malaria (n = 17)
Patients with PCM     
Microscopy 91.3% 100% 100% 100%
Cell-Dyn 3000® 94.3% 100% 100% 100%
P NS NS NS NS
Patients with PCN     
Microscopy 56,7% 91,7% 80,0% 100%
Cell-Dyn 3000® 80,7% 96,8% 86,7% 100%
P p < 0,0001 NS NS NS
  1. Microscopy: Observation of 200 granulocytes and 100 monocytes in Giemsa-stained thick film. The Cell-Dyn 3000® analysed a mean of 4,175 granulocytes (range: 800–8,830) and a mean of 1,364 monocytes (range: 230–3,660).
  2. * Severe malaria includes the following cases: severe malaria (n = 15) and cerebral malaria (n = 17), as shown in two right colums; hyperparasitaemia (n = 13), hypoglycaemia (n = 3).
  3. P = chi square test, NS: not significant (>0,05)