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Table 2 Frequency of signs and symptoms of severity of malaria on admission according to the treatment regimens

From: A randomized trial of the efficacy of artesunate and three quinine regimens in the treatment of severe malaria in children at the Ebolowa Regional Hospital, Cameroon

Criteria of severity on admission Regimens p value
ARTES (n = 59) n (%) QLD (n = 57) n (%) QNLD3 (n = 62) n (%) QNLD2 (n = 60) n (%) Total (n = 238) n (%)
Hyperthermia (θ ≥ 40 °C) 42 (71.2) 39 (68.4) 52 (83.9) 49 (81.7) 182 (76.5) 0.12
Severe anaemia 28 (47.5) 24 (42.1) 20 (32.3) 16 (26.7) 88 (37.0) 0.08
Convulsions 10 (16.9) 19 (33.3) 20 (33.3) 17 (28.3) 66 (28.0) 0.16
Persistent vomiting 13 (22.0) 19 (33.3) 10 (16.1) 16 (26.7) 58 (24.4) 0.16
Prostration 14 (23.7) 12 (21.1) 8 (12.9) 10 (16.7) 44 (18.5) 0.43
Coma 3 (5.1) 6 (10.5) 4 (6.5) 4 (6.7) 17 (7.1) 0.95
Hyperparasitaemia 5 (8.5) 3 (5.3) 2 (3.2) 5 (8.3) 15 (6.3) 0.57
Respiratory distress 5 (8.5) 2 (3.5) 3 (4.8) 3 (5.0) 13 (5.5) 0.68
Abnormal behaviour 2 (3.4) 4 (7.0) 3 (4.8) 2 (3.3) 11 (4.6) 0.76
Jaundice 2 (3.4) 3 (5.3) 2 (3.2) 1 (1.7) 8 (3.4) 0.76