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Table 2 Relationship between studied variables* and P.falciparum infection

From: Complicated malaria and other severe febrile illness in a pediatric ward in Libreville, Gabon

  Malaria slide-positive patients (N = 95) Malaria slide-negative patients (N = 73) p-value
Age, months 48 [24–72] 18 [9–36] <0.01
Duration of illness, days 3 [2–4] 4 [2–6] <0.01
Temperature, °C 39.0 [38.5-39.8] 38.8 [38–39] <0.01
Laboratory parameters    
  - Hb, g/dL 7.7 [5.8-9.7] 9.5 [7.3-10.5] <0.01
  - Leucocytes, 103/μL 9.9 [7.1-12] 12.0 [8.7-18.0] <0.01
  - Platelets count, 103/μL 89.0 [51.0-122.0] 298.0 [165.0-417.0] <0.01
  1. *: medians with interquartile ranges are presented.