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Table 1 Demographics, schistosome counts and biochemical variables before treatment

From: Three monthly doses of 60 mg/kg praziquantel for Schistosoma haematobium infection is a safe and effective treatment regimen

VariableNormal RangesSchistosome positive
n = 28
Schistosome negative n = 53p value
Male% 78.681.1 
Age (years) 15.0 (12.5, 21.5)16.0 (13.0, 22.0)0.547
Sh count (/10 mL) 3.0 (2.0, 11.0)00.033
Albumin (g/L)35–5551.9 (48.5, 53.0)55.9 (52.1, 61.5)0.003
Globulin20–3536.7 (32.8, 40.1)30.5 (22.4, 33.8)0.005
Bilirubin (Direct) (μmol/L)0–55.7 (3.4, 7.5)5.7 (4.5, 7.1)0.825
Bilirubin (Total) (μmol/L)3–2214.1 (11.4, 20.2)14.8 (12.4, 19.2)0.809
Creatinine (μmol/L)50–11099.0 (77.0, 116.0)91.0 (75.0, 114.0)0.587
GGT (U/L)9–4820.0 (16.0, 26.0)24.0 (16.0, 33.0)0.243
ALT (U/L)5–3513.0 (9.0, 16.0)13.0 (9.0, 18.0)0.420
AST (U/L)7–4033.0 (28.0, 36.0)30.0 (25.0, 35.0)0.825
AST/ALT ratio0.82.5 (1.9, 3.1)2.6 (2.0, 3.1)0.457
Protein (g/L)60–8089.0 (82.0, 92.0)87.0 (80.0, 91.0)0.840
Urea (mmol/L)2.9–8.22.7 (2.1, 3.1)2.6 (2.1, 3.0)0.344
eGFR (CKDEPI)>  9096.0 (80.0, 116.0)101.0 (88.0, 127.0)0.600
eGFR (4v-MDRD)>  90100.5 (82.5, 120.0)95.0 (83.0, 123.0)0.776
  1. Sh S. haematobium egg. eGFR (ml/min/1.73m2), proportion reported as percentage (interquartile range), biochemical variables reported as median (interquartile ranges)