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Volume 19, Number 2—February 2013


Eastern Equine Encephalitis in Children, Massachusetts and New Hampshire,USA, 1970–2010

Michael A. Silverman, John Misasi, Sandra Smole, Henry A. Feldman, Adam B. Cohen, Sandro Santagata, Michael McManus, and Asim A. AhmedComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, USA (M.A. Silverman, J. Misasi, H.A. Feldman, S. Santagata, M. McManus, A.A. Ahmed); Department of Public Health, Boston (S. Smole); Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston (A.B. Cohen); Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston (S. Santagata)

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Table 3

Laboratory values at the time of hospital admission for 14 children with eastern equine encephalitis, Massachusetts and New Hampshire, 1970–2010

VariableMedian value (range)Reference range
Leukocytes, thousand cells/μL19.1 (8.4–34.8)5.7–9.9
Neutrophils, %84 (40–95)39–77
Hematocrit, %36.5 (30–43.9)31.5–38.0
Platelets, thousand cells/μL230 (155–416)198–371
Sodium mmol/L
137 (130–144)
Cerebrospinal fluid
Leukocytes, cells/μL784 (11–1,384)0–5
Neutrophils, %83 (61–100)0–2
Red blood cells, cells/μL10 (0–721)0
Glucose, mg/dL78 (40–135)60–80
Total protein, mg/dL70 (33–124)15–45

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