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Table 3 Clinical laboratory parameters

From: Clinical profile of Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax infections in low and unstable malaria transmission settings of Colombia

Laboratory parameters Uncomplicated malaria (n = 1225) p value b Severe malaria (n = 99) p value b
  Median (IQR a )   Median (IQR a )  
  P. falciparum P. vivax   P. falciparum P. vivax  
Haemoglobin (g/dL) 12.5 (11.2-13.6) 12.7 (11.3-14) 0.024 12.8 (11.5-13.8) 12.8 (10.9-14.2) ns
Platelets count (x103/μL) 159 (123.5-209) 150 (112–196.5) 0.008 120 (83–159) 138 (82–660) ns
Total bilirubin (mg/dL) 0.6 (0.3-0.9) 0.7 (0.4-1.1) <0.001 1.0 (0.3-2.5) 1.0 (0.5-3.4) ns
Direct bilirubin (mg/dL) 0.17 (0.08-0.27) 0.18 (0.10-0.32) 0.002 0.25 (0.10-0.98) 0.32 (0.18-0.52) ns
ALT (U/L) 33 (24–48) 29 (23–38) <0.001 50 (19–141) 19 (15–38) 0.001
AST (U/L) 21 (14–32) 17 (12–24) <0.001 75 (32–154) 33 (24–50) 0.001
Creatinine (mg/dL) 1.0 (0.9-1.2) 0.9 (0.8-1.1) <0.001 1.0 (0.9-1.3) 1.0 (0.8-1.3) ns
  1. aIQR, interquartile range; ALT, Alanine aminotransferase; AST, aspartate aminotransferase; ns, not significant. bp value using the Mann–Whitney test between P. falciparum and P. vivax. Most frequent and significant data are highlighted in bold.