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Table 5 Comparison of results of some studies on Hz-containing leukocytes

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

Reference Year published Mujuzi et al. 2006 [32] Lyke et al. 2003 [9] Amodu et al. 1998 [8] Metzger et al. 1995 [7]
Patients with PCM (%):     
Severe Malaria 68 85 100 100
Uncomplicated Malaria 37 70 95 87
Healthy Control ND 6 96 ND
Patients with PCN (%):     
Severe Malaria 37 86 100 95
Uncomplicated Malaria 1 54 95 32
Controls ND 2 71 ND
Monocytes containing Hz (%) = PCM ND mean median (IQR) median (range)
Severe Malaria   14 53 (37–70) 24 (2–57)
Uncomplicated Malaria   5 17 (13–30) 7 (0–45)
Healthy Control   0,03 29 (20–35) ND
Neutrophils containing Hz (%) = PCN ND mean median (IQR) median (range)
Severe Malaria   4 27 (15–38) 2 (0–15)
Uncomplicated Malaria   2 9 (4–17) 0 (0–7)
Healthy Control   0,03 2 (0–6) ND
total number of PCM (μL) median (range) mean (range) ND ND
Severe Malaria 32 (0–640) 216 (0–3,420)   
Uncomplicated Malaria 0 (0–272) 94 (0–1,698)   
Healthy Control ND 4.9 (0–285)   
total number of PCN (μL) median mean (range) ND ND
Severe Malaria (range) 349 (0–3,721)   
Uncomplicated Malaria 0 (0–80) 64 (0–534)   
Healthy Control 0 (0–16) ND 1 (0–81)   
  1. ND: not done or not given