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Table 3 Schistosome count and biochemical parameters after treatment

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

VariableNormal RangeSchistosome positiveSchistosome negativep value
Sh count (/10 mL) 00 
Albumin (g/L)35–5548.8 (45.4, 52.5)52.9 (49.6, 55.4)0.441
Globulin20–3535.8 (31.2, 39.1)37.4 (29.7, 43.0)0.767
Bilirubin (Direct) (μmol/L)0–57.4 (5.8, 8.9)7.0 (6.3, 8.0)0.075
Bilirubin (Total) (μmol/L)3–2213.6 (11.1, 20.6)14.2 (11.6, 16.7)0.260
Creatinine (μmol/L)50–11091.0 (79.0, 111.0)95.0 (77.0, 112.0)0.441
GGT (U/L)9–4823.0 (20.0, 31.0)26.0 (20.0, 39.0)0.678
ALT (U/L)5–3511.0 (8.0, 13.0)10.0 (9.0, 13.0)0.513
AST (U/L)7–4032.0 (27.0, 35.0)30.0 (26.0, 33.0)0.722
AST/ALT ratio0.82.8 (2.3, 3.4)2.7 (2.1, 3.3)0.441
Protein (g/L)60–8085.0 (77.0, 93.0)85.0 (82.0, 96.0)0.813
Urea (mmol/L)2.9–8.22.5 (2.0, 2.8)2.2 (1.9, 2.5)0.635
eGFR (CKDEPI)>  90116.5 (94.0, 128.0)94.5 (79.0, 115.0)0.753
eGFR (4v-MDRD)>  90105.5 (87.0, 116.0)90.0 (75.0, 109.0)0.866
  1. Sh S. haematobium egg, eGFR (ml/min/1.73m2), biochemical variables, ratio and eGFR reported as median (interquartile ranges)