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Volume 14, Number 8—August 2008

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Cluster of Falciparum Malaria Cases in UK Airport

Alison J. Rodger*†Comments to Author , Graham S. Cooke‡§, Rosalynn Ord¶, Colin J. Sutherland¶, and Geoffrey Pasvol*§
Author affiliations: *Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow, UK; †University College Long, London, UK; ‡Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies, Somkhele, South Africa; §Imperial College London, London, UK; ¶Hospital for Tropical Diseases, London, UK

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Clinical data for 6 US travelers with falciparum malaria returning from East Africa, 2005*

Patient no.Malaria severity (4)Temp, °CBP, mm HgParasitemia, %HGB†Platelets‡Creatinine§Bilirubin¶ALT#Base excess**
1Severe38.297/523.59.3338971103–2.4
2Severe40.1132/733.516.038108401013.1
3Mild38.0110/751.013.348702034ND
4Severe36.499/633.516.51931112234–2.3
5Severe39.4105/721.516.81211032038-0.8
6Severe37.879/531.013.154102941–4.8

*Date of symptom onset for each patient was 2005 Jul 20. Temp, body temperature; BP, blood pressure; HGB, hemoglobin; ALT, alanine aminotransferase; ND, not done.
†Reference range 11–15 g/dL.
‡Reference range 120–308 × 109/L.
§Reference range <100 μm/L. To convert to mg/dL, divide by 88.4.
¶Reference range <19 μm/L. To convert to mg/dL, divide by 17.1.
#Reference range 19–50 U/L.
**In mmol/L. To convert to mEq/L, divide by 1.0.

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