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Table 3 Laboratory values of intervention group before and after exchange transfusion

From: Manual exchange transfusion for severe imported falciparum malaria: a retrospective study

  WBC (109/L) Hb (g/L) PLT (109/L) PT (S) APTT (S) FIB (g/L) AT III (%) FDP (mg/L)
Before exchange transfusion 8.89 ± 3.48 104.14 ± 18.35 33.83 ± 14.15 13.69 ± 1.91 56.09 ± 10.83 2.70 ± 0.90 88.71 ± 14.13 56.12 ± 42.21
After exchange transfusion 8.32 ± 3.21 98.43 ± 16.35 38.21 ± 11.09 13.22 ± 1.41 46.38 ± 11.00 2.68 ± 0.66 86.06 ± 16.52 23.67 ± 30.62
P 0.443 0.071 0.175 0.447 0.345 0.838 0.364 0.001
  DD (mg/L) ALT (u/L) AST (u/L) TBI (µmol/L) LDH (u/L) LAC (µmol/L) CRP (mg/L) PCT (ng/ml)
Before exchange transfusion 34.15 ± 24.52 67.14 ± 35.88 104.93 ± 58.32 100.43 ± 74.25 1187.4 ± 558.9 3.04 ± 1.10 155.21 ± 69.10 53.83 ± 29.41
After exchange transfusion 14.34 ± 15.17 55.57 ± 35.76 76.07 ± 27.74 62.96 ± 48.54 713.0 ± 314.5 2.10 ± 0.65 88.86 ± 36.83 24.71 ± 15.82
P 0.001 0.097 0.025 0.002 0.002 0.001 0.001 0.00
  1. WBC white blood cell count, Hb haemoglobin, PLT platelet, PT prothrombin time, APTT activated partial thromboplastin time, FIB fibrinogen, AT III antithrombin III, FDP fibrin degradation products, DD D-dimer, ALT, alanine aminotransferase, AST aspartate aminotransferase, TBI total bilirubin, LDH lactate dehydrogenase, LAC lactate, CRP C-reactive protein, PCT procalcitonin