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Table 5 Routine laboratory findings of confirmed cases at the time of hospital admission to hospitals

From: Clinical characteristics of the autumn-winter type scrub typhus cases in south of Shandong province, northern China

Findings Median
(IQR)
Present study
N = 478 (%)
Other study [28]
N = 274 (%)
P-value
WBC counts (109/L) 6.7 (5.4–9.3)    
   Increase (> 10.0)   50 (10.5%) 90 (32.9) <0.001a
   Normal (4.0–10.0)   424 (88.7%) 110 (40.1)  
   Decrease (< 4.0)   4 (0.8%) 74 (27.0)  
PLT counts(109/L) 143 (120–206)    
   Increase (>300)   52 (10.9%) --- <0.001a
   Normal (100–300)   404 (84.5%) 134 (48.9)*  
   Decrease (<100)   22 (4.6%) 140 (51.1)  
RBC counts (1012/L) 5.1 (4.4–5.3)    
   Increase (>5.5)   40 (8.4%) ---  
   Normal (3.5–5.5)   429 (89.7%)   
   Decrease (<3.5)   9 (1.9%)   
HGB (g/L) 149 (119–151)    
   Increase (>160)   58 (12.2%) ---  
   Normal (110–160)   329 (68.8%) ---  
   Decrease (<110)   91 (19.0%)   
HCT (L/L) 0.4 (0.3–0.5)    
   Increase (>0.50)   72 (15.1%) ---  
   Normal (0.4–0.50)   210 (43.9%) ---  
   Decrease (<0.4)   196 (41.0%) ---  
  1. * The number included cases with increased and normal PLT counts (They were not differentiated in the report).
  2. a – Chi-square test.