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Table 5 Demographic, clinical and parasitological characteristics of baseline isolates from recrudescent and non-recrudescent patients (Tsiroanomandidy, Madagascar, 2006).

From: Plasmodium vivax dhfr and dhps mutations in isolates from Madagascar and therapeutic response to sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine

  Patients  
  Recrudescent Non-Recrudescent P
  No Value CI95% No Value CI95%  
Patient charasteristics        
   No of males/No of females 3 3/0 - 11 4/7 -  
   Age (years), mean 3 5.3 0 – 15.6 11 14.7 5.3–24.0 NS
   Temperature (°C), mean 3 38.8 35.8–41.9 11 38.0 37.6–38.4 NS
Hematology        
   Hemoglobin concentration (g/dL), mean 3 6.8 5.5 – 8.1 11 7,5 5.1–9.9 NS
Isolates at the baseline        
   Parasitemia (parasites/μL), geometric mean 3 3434 361 – 32627 11 3307 1603–6823 NS
   Mean number of mutations in dhfr/dhps genes 3 2.3 1.6–3 11 1.4 0.6–2.2 NS
  1. One patient presenting a P. falciparum infection and the one presenting a P. vivax reinfection (or relapse, as indicated by genotyping analysis) were excluded from the non-recrudescent patients group.