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Volume 10, Number 4—April 2004

Dispatch

Murine Typhus with Renal Involvement in Canary Islands, Spain

Michele Hernández-Cabrera1*†, Alfonso Angel-Moreno1*†, Evora Santana*†, Margarita Bolaños*, Adela Francès*, Antonio-Manuel Martín-Sánchez*†, and Jose Luis Pérez-Arellano*†
Author affiliations: *Hospital Universitario Insular de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain; †Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain

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Table 2

Comparative laboratory findings in patients with murine typhusa

Laboratory test Location of study
Dumler, TX Silpapojakul, Thailand Bernabeu, Sevilla Fergie, TX Whiteford, TX Gikas, Crete Canary Islands
Anemia
75
-
1
57
69
25
18
Leukopenia
28
4
18
40
37
7
9
Leukocytosis
29
-
20
3
1
0
18
Neutrophilia
-
-
-
63
77
-
36
Thrombocytopenia
48
3
19
60
43
51
45
ESR elevated
-
-
59
75
81
-
89
Increased ratio prothrombin time
30
-
-
-
-
-
23
Increased ratio aPTT
-
-
-
-
-
-
27
Plasma BUN increased
27
-
-
0
3
-
36
Plasma creatinine increased
21
-
-
0
0
-
14
Hyponatremia
60
-
-
66
58
37
18
Plasma creatine kinase increased
21
-
-
-
-
42
10
Plasma LDH increased
87
-
-
-
100
82
81
Plasma AST increased
90
-
67
67
82
86
77
Plasma ALT increased
73
-
67
67
38
64
99
Plasma alkaline phosphatase increased
60
-
25
-
-
15
30
Plasma GGT increased
-
-
-
-
-
-
57.2
Hypoalbuminemia
89

-
46
87
82
54.5
Hypergammaglobulinemia - - - - - 75.0

aData are expressed as a percentage. TX, Texas; ESR, erythrocyte sedimentation rate; aPTT, activated partial thromboplastin time; BUN, blood urea nitrogen; LDH, lactate dehydrogenase; AST, aspartate aminotransferase; ALT, alanine aminotransferase; GGT, gamma glutamic transferase.

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1Drs. Hernández-Cabrera and Angel-Moreno contributed equally to the article.

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