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Volume 21, Number 1—January 2015

Avian Influenza (H7N9) Virus Infection in Chinese Tourist in Malaysia, 2014

Timothy William, Bharathan Thevarajah, Shiu Fee Lee, Maria Suleiman, Mohamad Saffree Jeffree, Jayaram Menon, Zainah Saat, Ravindran Thayan, Paul Anantharajah Tambyah, and Tsin Wen YeoComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia (T. William, J. Menon); KPJ Specialist Hospital, Kota Kinabalu (B. Thevarajah, S.F. Lee); Sabah State Health Department, Kota Kinabalu (M. Suleiman, M.S. Jeffree); Institute of Medical Research, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Z. Saat, R. Thayan); National University of Singapore, Singapore (P.A. Tambyah); Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (T.W. Yeo); Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore (T.W. Yeo); Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia (T.W. Yeo)

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Hematologic and biochemical values for Chinese patient with avian influenza (H7N9) virus infection at hospital admission, Malaysia, February 7, 2014

Laboratory test
Value (reference range)
Blood counts
Hemoglobin, g/dL 12.7 (12.0–18.0)
Leukocyte, cells/mm3 10.2 × 103 (3.5–12 × 103)
Neutrophils, cells/mm3 9.2 × 103 (2.5–7.5 × 103)
Lymphocytes, cells/ mm3 276 (1.0–4.8 × 103)
Platelets, cells/mm3
150 × 103 (150–400 × 103)
Serum tests
Creatinine, mmol/L 87 (50–110)
Sodium, mmol/L 140 (135–145)
Potassium, mmol/L 3.6 (3.5–5.1)
Chloride, mmol/L 102 (96–106)
Total protein, g/L 57 (60–80)
Albumin, g/L 23 (35–50)
Globulin, g/L 34 (25–40)
Total bilirubin, μmol/L 6.6 (2–28)
Alanine aminotransferase, IU/L 92 (7–40)
Aspartate aminotransferase, IU/L 208 (5–35)
C-reactive protein, mg/L
263.76 (<3)
Arterial blood measurements*
pH 7.41 (7.35–7.45)
Partial pressure of oxygen, 
mm Hg 65 (75–100)
Partial pressure of carbon 
dioxide, mm Hg 4.3 (38–42)
Lactate, mmol/L 1.4 (0–2)

*Obtained while patient was receiving 100% oxygen.

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