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Table 4 Frequencies of symptoms and signs at presentation and during late-appearing anaemia among 84 malarious children

From: Clinical illness and outcomes in Nigerian children with late-appearing anaemia after artemisinin-based combination treatments of uncomplicated falciparum malaria

Symptoms and signs No of children with symptoms or signs P value
At presentation (n = 84) During late-appearing anaemia (n = 84)
Fever 61 [73]a 3 [4] <0.0001
Headache 44 [52] 0 [0] -
Poor appetite 43 [51] 0 [0] -
Vomiting 39 [46] 1 [1] <0.0001
Abdominal pain 33 [39] 2 [2] <0.0001
Diarrhoea 11 [13] 3 [4] 0.047
Cough 6 [7] 3 [4] 0.5
Running nose 3 [4] 0 [0] -
Weakness 2 [2] 0 [0] -
Body temperature    
  > 37.4 °C 65 [77] 7 [8] <0.0001
  > 39 °C 21 [25] 2 [2] <0.0001
Liver enlargement 14 [17] 0 [0] -
Spleen enlargement 17 [20] 0 [0] -
  1. a, [%]