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Table 12 Clinical characteristics of 285 subjects with admission fluorescein angiogram

From: Grading fluorescein angiograms in malarial retinopathy

  Median 25th quartile 75th quartile Number Percent
Total n/a n/a n/a 285 100.00
History  
 Age 39.00 28.00 58.50 285 100.00
 Gender
  Male     137 48.07
  Female     148 51.93
 Diagnosis
  CM     124 43.51
  SMA     1 0.35
  CM + SMA     152 53.33
  Other malarial diagnosis     4 1.40
  Non-malarial illness     4 1.40
Examination
 Weight (kg) 12.00 10.00 15.00 285 100.00
 Height (cm) 93.00 84.00 104.00 281 98.60
 Mid-upper arm circumference (cm) 15.00 14.50 16.00 282 98.95
 Temperature (rectal, °C) 38.80 38.10 39.50 285 100.00
 Heart rate (beat/s) 150.00 133.50 169.00 285 100.00
 Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 97.00 90.00 106.00 268 94.04
 Respiratory rate (breaths/s) 44.00 36.00 52.00 285 100.00
 Respiratory distress
  Absent     195 68.42
  Present     90 31.58
 Blantyre Coma Score
  0     20 7.02
  1     130 45.61
  2     135 47.37
 Retinopathya (either eye)
  Absent     21 7.37
  Present     264 92.63
Investigations
 Peripheral parasitaemia (parasites/μl) 45,000.00 2535.50 184,000.00 277 97.19
 White cell count (cells) 10,050.00 7200.00 14,500.00 270 94.74
 Platelets (platelets) 62,500.00 33,000.00 105,000.00 268 94.04
 Haematocrit (%) 20.00 16.00 24.85 282 98.95
 Venous lactate (mmol/L) 4.80 2.90 9.00 281 98.60
 Plasma HRP2 (ng/ml) 7405.00 3117.00 10,452.00 263 92.28
 HIV status
  Negative     224 78.60
  Positive     39 13.68
Outcome
 Full recovery     213 74.74
 Sequelae     36 12.63
 Death     36 12.63
  1. aRetinopathy assessed by dilated bilateral indirect ophthalmoscopy