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Table 2 Early laboratory parameters of confirmed dengue patients and patients who treated as dengue but never confirmed

From: Risk prediction for severe disease and better diagnostic accuracy in early dengue infection; the Colombo dengue study

Laboratory parameter (median) Confirmed dengue
(n-86)
Treated as dengue but never confirmed
(n-36)
p value
Hemoglobin (g/dL) 13.65 11.35 0.006
Hematocrit (%) 39.45 33.8 0.025
Platelet count * 103/uL 126 147 0.049
Total leukocyte count * 103/uL 4.12 6.54 0.000*
Neutrophil count * 103/uL 2.39 3.78 0.001*
Lymphocyte count * 103/uL 0.7 1.2 0.003*
AST u/L 50 27 0.000*
ALT u/L 35.5 25.5 0.005
Serum Sodium mmol/L 136 134 0.152
Serum Potassium mmol/L 3.7 3.8 0.333
Serum creatinine umol/L 78 73.5 0.299
C-reactive protein mg/l 16 6 0.045
Serum total bilirubin umol/L 11.6 12.8 0.882
  1. * Statistically significant with the Bonferroni adjusted p value of < 0.004