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Table 3 Paraclinical alterations in pregnant women with malaria

From: Malaria in pregnancy complications in Southern Venezuela

Laboratory parameters Plasmodium spp. p-valuea
Total, n = 52 P. vivax, n = 37 P. falciparum, n = 6 Mixed infection, n = 9
Hb (n = 52)      0.044
 Normal Hb (≥ 11 g/dL) 8 (15.4) 8 (21.6)  
 Mild anaemia (9.1–10.9 g/dL) 17 (32.7) 13 (35.2) 2 (33.3) 2 (22.2)  
 Moderate anaemia (7–9 g/dL) 14 (26.9) 11 (29.7) 0 (0) 3 (33.3)  
 Severe anaemia (< 7 g/dL) 13 (25) 5 (13.5) 4 (66.7) 4 (44.5)  
Haematocrit (n = 52)      0.55
 Not decreased (≥ 20%) 45 (86.5) 33 (89.2) 5 (83.3) 7 (77.8)  
 Decreased (< 20%) 7 (13.5) 4 (10.8) 1 (16.7) 2 (22.2)  
Platelets (n = 51)      0.446
 Normal (> 150,000/µL) 44 (86.3) 30 (83.3) 5 (83.3) 9 (100)  
 Thrombocytopenia (50,000–150,000/µL) 7 (13.7) 6 (16.7) 1 (16.7)  
Creatinine (n = 36)      0.562
 Normal (0.5–1 mg/dL) 34 (94.4) 23 (95.8) 6 (100) 5 (83.3)  
 Mild (1.1–1.5 mg/dL) 2 (5.6) 1 (4.2) 1 (16.7)  
  1. ALT alanine aminotransferase, AST aspartate aminotransferase
  2. ap-value using Fisher’s exact test. Creatinine reference range: 0.4 to 0.8 mg/dL; urea reference range: 5 to 12 mg/dL