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Table 3 Laboratory fingdings of patients with brucellosis

From: Epidemiological characteristics, clinical manifestations and laboratory findings in 850 patients with brucellosis in Heilongjiang Province, China

Variable No.(%)
Positive culture 208 (48.4)
Negative culture 222 (51.6)
WBC count(×10^9/L)
 Hypoleucocytosis(<4) 152 (17.9)
 Leukocytosis (>10) 48 (5.6)
Lymphocytosis (>40%) 295 (34.7)
Hypoeosinophilia (<0.05%) 229 (26.9)
Anemia (hemoglobin: male<130 g/L, female<110 g/L) 217 (25.5)
 Mild 205
 Medium 12
 Severe 0
Platelet count (×10^9/L)
 Thrombocytopenia(<98) 78 (9.2)
 Thrombocytosis (>300) 103 (12.1)
Pancytopenia 23 (2.7)
Elevated aminotransferases(>40 U/L) 494 (58.1)
Creatinine increased(44-97umol/L) 23 (2.7)
CK increased(26–140 U/L) 52 (6.1)
α-HBDH increased (72–182 U/L) 264 (31.1)
  1. Note: WBC count white blood cell count, CK creatine kinase, α-HBDH alpha- hydroxybutyric dehydrogenase