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Volume 11, Number 3—March 2005

Dispatch

Human Metapneumovirus RNA in Encephalitis Patient

Oliver Schildgen*1Comments to Author , Thomas Glatzel*1, Tilman Geikowski*, Bärbel Scheibner*, Arne Simon*, Lutz Bindl*, Mark Born*, Sergei Viazov†, Anja Wilkesmann*, Gisela Knöpfle*, Michael Roggendorf†, and Bertfried Matz*
Author affiliations: *University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany; †University Hospital Essen, Essen, Germany; 1These authors contributed equally to this study.

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Table 1

Overview of laboratory parameters tested before the patient was admitted to the primary care hospital

Parameter Measured Reference range
Hemoglobin 11.2 g/dL 11–14.4 g/dL
Thrombocytes 264/mm3 286–509/mm3
Leukocytes 5,700/mm3 6,000–17,500/mm3
  Neutrophils 47% 55%–75%
  Band forms 8% 2%–8%
  Lymphocytes 37% 20%–40%
  Monocytes 7% 0%–12%
  Eosinophils 1% 0%–7%
C-reactive protein 1 mg/L 0–3 mg/L
Ammonium 43 μmol/L (<94) 15–55 μmol/L

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