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Table 2 Distribution and severity of selected haematological abnormalities with regard to haemoglobin type in P. falciparum infected children

From: Haematological abnormalities in children with sickle cell disease and non-severe malaria infection in western Kenya

Haematological parameter Severity of the Haematological Abnormalities HBB genotypes Total
n (%)
HbAA
n (%)
HbAS
n (%)
HbSS
n (%)
Haemoglobin Severe anaemia 5 (8.6) 1 (7.1) 3 (23.1) 9 (10.5)
Moderate anaemia 20 (34.5) 3 (21.4) 9 (69.2) 32 (42.4)
Mild anaemia 13 (22.4) 5 (35.7) 0 (0) 18 (21.2)
Non-anaemic 20 (34.5) 5 (35.7) 1 (7.7) 25 (29.4)
Total 58 14 13 85
Platelets Severe thrombocytopenia 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Moderate thrombocytopenia 3 (5.2) 1 (7.1) 0 (0) 4 (4.7)
Mild thrombocytopenia 9 (15.5) 1 (7.1) 2 (15.4) 12 (14.1)
Non-thrombocytopenia 46 (79.3) 12 (85.7) 11 (84.6) 69 (81.2)
Total 58 14 13 85
Leukocytes Leukocytopaenia 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Leukocytosis 18 (31) 6 (42.9) 9 (69.2) 33 (38.8)
Normal 40 (70) 8 (57.1) 4 (30.8) 52 (61.2)
Total 58 14 13 85
Monocytes Monocytosis 34 (59) 11(79) 4 (31) 49 (58)
Normal 24 (41) 3 (21) 9 (69) 36 (42)
   58 14 13 85
  1. Data are presented as proportions (n) and percentages (%) of different HBB genotypes and different severities of haematological abnormalitis in children infected with P.falciparum malaria