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Table 2 Malaria episode details and symptoms in Karen and Burmese pregnant women according to species

From: Thrombocytopaenia in pregnant women with malaria on the Thai-Burmese border

  Plasmodium falciparum Plasmodium vivax
Geometric mean [range] parasitaemia/μL 2,288 [6–569,634] 273 [1–82,934]
Median episode number 1 [1–9] 1 [1–10]
Median EGA, weeks 22.4 [4–42] 24.3 [5–40.6]
Proportion with splenomegaly 10.5 (66/628) 2.0 (8/399)
Median [range] spleen size, cm 3 [1–13] 3 [1–4]
Proportion with hepatomegaly 15.7 (99/630) 5.8 (23/399)
Median [range] liver, cm 3 [1–9] 2 [1–5]
Proportion of asymptomatic episodes 18.9 (131/694) 30.4 (159/523)
Proportion febrile (admission) 27.6 (180/652) 10.8 (52/482)
Proportion women with a history of fever 58.6 (407/694) 28.5 (149/523)
Median days of fever 2 [1–30] 2 [1–9]
Proportion headache 58.0 (393/678) 45.7 (233/510)
Proportion dizziness 34.9 (237/679) 34.9 (178/510)
Proportion joint pain 38.1 (259/679) 34.7 (177/510)
Proportion anorexia 35.8 (243/678) 23.7 (121/510)
Proportion nausea 26.7 (181/679) 22.5 (115/510)
  1. Please note that headache, dizziness, joint pain, anorexia and nausea symptoms were not recorded for 16 and 13 episodes of falciparum and vivax, respectively.