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Table 3 Clinical, parasitological and other characteristics of patients in different minor temporal patternsd

From: Temporal changes in haematocrit following artemisinin-based combination treatments of uncomplicated falciparum malaria in children

  aPattern 3 bPattern 5 cPattern 7
Number (%) 7 (2.8) 1 (0.4) 3 (1.2)
Gender
 M/F 4/3 0/1 2/1
Age (year)
 Mean (sd) 5.6 (2) 2 2.7 (0.3)
 Range 2–8 2 2.5–4
Duration of illness (days)
 Mean (sd) 2.5 (0.8) 3 2.3 (0.6)
 Range 1–3 3 2–3
Weight (kg)
 Mean (sd) 17 (3.1) 10 11.7 (2.5)
 Range 13–20 10 9–14
Haematocrit (%)
 Mean (sd) 34.1 (3.6) 22 27.3 (2.1)
 Range 30–40 22 25–29
Temperature (°C)
 Mean (sd) 38.9 (1.3) 37.1 38.8
 Range 36.7–40.6 37.1 38.8
No. with temp.
 >37.4 °C (%) 6 (86) 0 (0) 3 (100)
 >40.0 °C (%) 2 (29) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Parasitaemia (μL−1)
 Geometric mean 67,985 288,461 65,333
 Range 14,792-197,308 288,461 21,220-467,681
No. with >100,000 μL−1 (%) 3 (43) 1 (100) 1 (33)
  1. aHaematocrit ≥ 30 % before treatment followed by haematocrit < 30 % 3 – 5 weeks following treatment, and a rise to ≥ 30 % by 6 weeks after treatment
  2. bHaematocrit < 30 % before and following treatment
  3. cHaematocrit < 30 % before treatment, followed by > 30 % by days 21–28, and thereafter a fall to <30 %, 5 – 6 weeks following treatment
  4. dStatistical comparison not carried out because of very few number of patients in the three patterns