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Table 3 Laboratory findings of penicilliosis among HIV-negative patients with and without underlying disease

From: Differences in clinical characteristics and prognosis of Penicilliosis among HIV-negative patients with or without underlying disease in Southern China: a retrospective study

Variables Group D (N = 18) Group ND (N = 25) P-values
White blood cells (× 109 cells/L) 22.26 (1.89–57.48) 21.56 (5.6–49.7) 0.846
Neutrophils 16.98 (0.67–46.1) 16.53 (3.62–37.87) 0.888
Lymphocyte cells (× 109 cells/L) 1.75 2.88 0.023*
Haemoglobin (g/L) 90.55 ± 21.9 85.75 ± 21.5 0.479
Platelet count (× 109 cells/L) 274.58 (2.6–516) 284 (18–644) 0.493
ALT (U/L) 37.25 35.36 0.979
ALB (g/L) 19.72 23.33 0.325
CD4 T cell count (cells/L) 255.6 623.66 0.000*
CD8 T cell count (cells/L) 389.43 205.00 0.335
CD4% 26.26 34.40 0.004*
CD8% 26.11 23.25 0.394
T cell% 56.51 66.76 0.019*
IgG 25.37 23.58 0.805
Positive cultures 14 22 0.633
-Blood 6/13 6/14 1.000
-Lymph node 0 1/2  
-BAL fluid/lung tissue 0 1/6  
-Bone marrow 2/5 2/5 1.000
-Skin 3/5 4/5 1.000
-Sputum 1/6 1/6 1.000
-Purulent secretions 2/7 7/8 0.041*
Positive histopathology 9 11 0.697
-Lymph node 3/7 3/10 0.644
-Bone marrow/bone 3/7 2/4 1.000
-Skin 3/3 3/10 0.392
-Lung tissue 0/3 2/4 0.286
  1. Patients with Penicillium marneffei infection were divided into two groups; Group D included patients with underlying disease, and Group ND included patients without underlying disease
  2. ALB serum albumin, ALT alanine aminotransferase, CD4% CD4 cell percentage, CD8% CD8 cell percentage, T cell% T lymphocyte cell percentage, IgG serum immunoglobulin G. Data are presented as the number of observations or the mean ± standard deviation. *P < 0.05