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Table 2 Malaria symptoms and parasitaemia according to plasmodial species

From: IL10A genotypic association with decreased IL-10 circulating levels in malaria infected individuals from endemic area of the Brazilian Amazon

Plasmodial species (n = 73)  
  P. vivax P. falciparum Total *P value
Number of infected n (%) 53 (72.6%) 20 (27.4%) 73 <0.0001
Parasitaemia 2286 (50–17933) 1214 (52–12623) 2097 (50–17933) 0.334
Days since the onset of symptoms 2 (1–5) 3 (1–10) 3 (1–10)  
Fever 38 (71.7%) 15 (75%) 53 (72.6%) 0.779
Headache 40 (75.5%) 15 (75%) 55 (75.3%) 0.968
Chill 32 (60.4%) 13 (65%) 45 (61.6%) 0.719
Myalgia 31 (58.5%) 14 (70%) 45 (61.6%) 0.368
Nausea 20 (37.7%) 11 (55%) 31 (42.5%) 0.184
  1. Data expressed as n (%) of patients; Parasitaemia (number of parasites/μL of blood) and onset of symptoms expressed as median (minimum-maximum); *Statistical significance determined by Mann Whitney U and Chi-square tests.