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Volume 15, Number 2—February 2009

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Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis and Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding in Child

Stalin Vilcarromero, Alberto Laguna-Torres, Connie Fernández, Eduardo Gotuzzo, Luis Suárez, Manuel Céspedes, Patricia V. AguilarComments to Author , and Tadeusz J. Kochel
Author affiliations: Naval Medical Research Center Detachment, Lima, Peru (S. Vilcarromero, V.A. Laguna-Torres, P.V. Aguilar, T.J. Kochel); Hospital of Yurimaguas, Loreto, Peru (C. Fernandez); Cayetano Heredia University, Lima (S. Vilcarromero, E. Gotuzzo); General Directorate of Epidemiology, Lima (L. Suarez); National Institute of Health–Ministry of Health, Lima (M. Céspedes)

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Table

Blood cell counts and hemoglobin values in a 3-year-old boy with Venezuelan equine encephalitis, Jeberos, Peru, January 2006*

Date/time of sample collection
Platelets/ mm3
Hematocrit, %
Leukocytes/ mm3
Leukocytes, %
Hemoglobin, g/L
Neutrophils
Eosinophils
Monocytes
Lymphocytes
Bands
Segmented
Jan 9 122,000 17 12,900 0 22 2 2 76 56
Jan 10
4 h 108,000 25 4,200 14 26 2 2 56
10 h 120,000 23 NM NM NM NM NM NM NM
16 h 87,000 22 NM NM NM NM NM NM NM
22 h
60,000
21
NM
NM
NM
NM
NM
NM
NM
Jan 11
91,000
20
NM
NM
NM
NM
NM
NM
NM
Jan 16 230,000 35 8,900 2 70 NM NM 28 NM

*NM, not measured.

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