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Volume 18, Number 5—May 2012

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Plasmodium vivax Malaria–associated Acute Kidney Injury, India, 2010–2011

Vivek B. KuteComments to Author , Hargovind L. Trivedi, Aruna V. Vanikar, Pankaj R. Shah, Manoj R. Gumber, Himanshu V. Patel, Jitendra G. Goswami, and Kamal V. Kanodia
Author affiliations: Institute of Kidney Diseases and Research Centre–Dr HL Trivedi Institute of Transplantation Sciences, Ahmedabad, India

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Table 1

Baseline values for 25 Plasmodium vivax patients with acute kidney injury, Ahmedabad, India, 2010–2011*

Characteristic Value
Age, y 30.1 ± 12.3
Hypotension not resolving after receipt of fluid, no. (%) 3 (12)
Mechanical ventilation, no. (%) 4 (16)
Lactate dehydrogenase, U/L 1267 ± 462
APACHE 2 score 17.4 ± 3.8 (9–27)
SOFA score 8.4 ± 2.8 (4–14)
MODS score 7.9 ± 2.8 (4–14)
GCS score 14.3 ± 1.14 (12–15)
Hemoglobin, gm/L 8.02 ± 1.6
Hematocrit, % 24.6 ± 4.9
Leukocytes, cells/mm3 9,002.8 ± 3,098
Platelets, cells/μL 108,680 ± 91,606
Total bilirubin, mg/dL 5.6 ± 7.6
Direct bilirubin, mg/dL 4.1 ± 6.2
Indirect bilirubin, mg/dL 1.5 ± 2.1
Alanine aminotransferase, U/L 66 ± 45.5
Sodium, mmol/L 130 ± 6.8
Creatinine, mg/dL 7.37 ± 2.6
Blood urea, mg/dL 140.4 ± 59
No. hemodialysis sessions 5.1 ± 3.5

*Values are mean ± SD (range) except as indicated. APACHE, Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation; SOFA, Sequential Organ Failure Assessment; MODS, Multiple Organ Dysfunction Score; GCS, Glasgow Coma Scale.

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