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Table 4 Laboratory findings of malaria and other febrile diseases (OFD)

From: Malaria and other febrile diseases among travellers: the experience of a reference centre located outside the Brazilian Amazon Region

Variable [median (IQR)] Malaria OFD p value
Hemoglobin (g/dL)a 12.7 (11.5–14.2) 13.9 (12.8–15.0) <.01
Hematocrit (%)a 38.8 (34.0–42.0) 42.0 (38.2–45.0) <.01
WBC (μL)a 5400.0 (4300.0–6900.0) 6650.0 (4700.0–8900.0) <.01
Platelet × 103 (μL)a 84.5 (55.5–131.0) 204.0 (148.0–269.0) <.01
AST (U/L)b 31.5 (23.0–48.0) 32.0 (22.8–51.0) NS
ALT (U/L)c 43.6 (28.0–60.0) 49.5 (30.0–89.0) NS
Total Bilirubin (mg/dL)d 1.45 (0.96–2.27) 0.58 (0.42–1.03) <.01
Serum creatinine (mg/dL)e 1.0 (0.9–1.2) 1.0 (0.9–1.2) NS
  1. p value <.05 was considered statistically significant
  2. Mann–Whitney test was used to compare variables between the groups
  3. OFD other febrile diseases IQR interquartile range, WBC white blood cells, NS not significant
  4. aPerformed in 169 malaria and 210 OFD cases
  5. bPerformed in 163 malaria and 184 OFD cases
  6. cPerformed in 66 malaria and 87 OFD cases
  7. dPerformed in 145 malaria and 157 OFD cases
  8. ePerformed in 157 malaria and 172 OFD cases