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Table 1 General characteristics of patients in the different clinical groups

From: Asymptomatic Plasmodium falciparum infection in children is associated with increased auto-antibody production, high IL-10 plasma levels and antibodies to merozoite surface protein 3

Group Patient no. (%) Mean age (range) Sex ratio (M/F) Mortality Total IgG mean in mg/ml (SD)
EC 18 (18.56) 2.6 (0.5 – 5) 10/8 0 18.5 (13.0)
AM 22 (22.68) 2.8 (0.1 – 5) 12/10 0 23.8 (22.8)
MM 57 (58.76) 3 (0.5 – 6) 20/30* 0 13.5 (7.6)
Total 97 (100) 2.8 (0.1 – 6) 42/48 0 17.02 (14.3)
  1. EC: uninfected controls, AM: asymptomatic P. falciparum-infected patients, MM: Mild Malaria, SD: standard deviation.
  2. *Not determined for 7 patients.
  3. Levels of total Immunoglobulin G were quantified in all groups on day of inclusion in the study and before treatment for MM patients (corresponding to day 0).