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Table 1 Basic clinical and parasitological characteristics of patients in the cohort with malarial episodes

From: Artesunate-amodiaquine versus artemether-lumefantrine for the treatment of acute uncomplicated malaria in Congolese children under 10 years old living in a suburban area: a randomized study

  ASAQ AL P
Number of patients 129 133  
Age (months), mean (±SD) 64.9 ± 33.0 65.0 ± 30.6 1
Sex: female/male 42/70 57/76 0.09
Weight (kg), mean (±SD) 19.8 ± 6.3 19.6 ± 5.6 0.8
Axillary temperature (°C), mean (±SD) 38.0 ± 1.0 37.6 ± 1.3 0.5
GMPD, asexual parasites/µL 29,100 30,700 0.5
 Range 950–388,000 800–725,000  
 PD <1000, N (%) 4 (3.1) 3 (2.3) 1
 PD 1000–200,000, N (%) 110 (85.3) 112 (84.2) 0.7
 PD ≥200,000, N (%) 15 (11.6) 18 (13.5) 0.5
Mean haemoglobin, g/dL (±SD) 10.6 (1.1) 10.5 (1.3) 0.5
 Anaemia (Hb < 11 g/dL), N (%) 75 (58.1 %) 78 (58.6) 0.9
AA genotype, N (%) 112 (86.8) 109 (82.0) 0.4
 GMPD, asexual parasites/µL 29,500 30,300 0.8
 Range 950–376,000 800–725,000  
AS genotype, N (%) 17 (13.2) 24 (18.0) 0.3
 GMPD, asexual parasites/µL 19,000 39,300 0.0001
 Range 950–388,000 3360–487,000  
  1. Anaemia was defined as haemoglobin (Hb) <11 g/dL
  2. GMPD geometric mean parasite density, PD parasite density