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Table 4 Correlation analysis between plasma CLI and inflammatory cytokines levels

From: Depleted circulatory complement-lysis inhibitor (CLI) in childhood cerebral malaria returns to normal with convalescence

CLICMSMAUM
IL-10IL-6IL-8IL-10IL-6IL-8IL-10IL-6IL-8
Onsetr = − 0.533 p = 0.040r = − 0.622
p = 0.010
r = − 0.499
p = 0.036
r = 0.109
p = ns
r = 0.063
p = ns
r = 0.255
P = ns
r = − 0.657
p = ns
r = 0.029
p = ns
r = 0.1429
p = ns
Recoveryr = 0.043
p = 0.617
r = 0.350
p = ns
r = 0.383
p = ns
r = − 0.559
p = 0.047
r = − 0.784
p = 0.004
r = 0.0608
p = ns
r = 0.714
p = ns
r = 0.371
p = ns
r = 0.314
p = ns
  1. IL interleukins, CLI complement lysis inhibitor; UM uncomplicated malaria, SMA severe malarial anaemia, CM cerebral malaria, r non-parametric spearman correlation coefficient (statistically significant if p < 0.05 according to the non-parametric spearman r-test), ns non-significant