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Table 6 The signs of severity found in cases at time of admission

From: Factors associated with the severity and complication of patients with malaria hospitalized between 2009 and 2013 in three municipalities of Colombia, case control study

Severity signs at the time of admission Present Absent
N % N %
Loss of consciousness or profound coma 2 3.30 58 96.70
Prostration; extreme weakness with inability to walk or sit without assistance No data available No data available 60 100
Inability to feed oneself No data available No data available 60 100
Multiple seizures; more than 1 episode in 24 h 1 1.70 59 98.30
Respiratory distress syndrome 3 5.00 57 95.00
Spontaneous haemorrhage 2 3.30 58 96.30
Circulatory collapse/Shock SAP <80 mmHg (adults) SAP <50 mmHg (children) 4 6.70 56 93.30
Pulmonary oedema evidenced through radiography 1 1.7 59 98.30
Jaundice 33 27.5 87 72.5
Haemoglobinuria 1 1.70 59 98.30
Severe anaemia (Haemoglobin <7 g/dL, haematocrit <21 %) 5 8.30 55 91.70
Hypoglycaemia (glycaemia <60 mg/dL) 2 3.30 58 96.70
Metabolic acidosis (plasmatic bicarbonate <15 mmol/L) No data available No data available No data available No data available
Hyperlactaemia (lactate acid >5 mmol/L) No data available No data available No data available No data available
Renal insufficiency (serum creatinine level >1.5 mg/dL) 6 10.00 54 90.00
Hyperparasitaemia (>50,000 asexual parasites/μL) 4 6.70 56 96.30
Thrombocytopaenia <50,000 mm3 11 20.0 44 80.0
Elevated transaminase AST >80 IU 12 44.4 15 55.5
Elevated trasaminase ALT >80 IU 12 44.4 15 55.5
Elevated total bilirubin (>1.5 mg/dL) 15 25.0 No data available No data available