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Table 1 Characteristics of Gabonese children with P. falciparum malaria according clinical presentation

From: Co-infection of human parvovirus B19 with Plasmodium falciparum contributes to malaria disease severity in Gabonese patients

Characteristics Mild malaria (n=97) Severe malaria (n=100) P
Age (Month) 44.90 44.23 n.s.
Male/female 35/62 39/61 n.s.
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 103 93 <0.01
Heart frequency (beats/min) 120 130 <0.001
Respiratory rate (breaths/min) 35 41 <0.001
Hematocrit (Proportion of 1.0) 3290.6 2143.5 <0.0001
Hemoglobin (g/L) >80 <50 <0.0001
Lactate (mmol/L) 2.4 2.9 <0.05
Parasite × 1000/μL 26.492 407.08 <0.0001
Schizontaemia (n) 0 24 <0.001
  1. n.s. = not significant, values are given as median, values for male/female are given as numbers.