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Table 2 Characteristics of patients with VL and/or malaria matched by sex, age or P. falciparum parasitaemia

From: Cytokine profiles amongst Sudanese patients with visceral leishmaniasis and malaria co-infections

Characteristics Patient group
  1 2 3 Total
Subjects ( n ) 29 21 15 65
Male/ Female ( n ) 20/8 11/9 9/6 40/23
Age 6- 15 years ( n) 13 14 7 34
 Median (Interquartile range) 9 (7-13) 8 (7-9) 9 (7-10)  
Age > 15 years ( n ) 14 7 8 29
 Median (Interquartile Range) 26 (20-35) 27 (25-30) 19 (17-27)  
P.f . parasitaemia>100 parasites/ μL ( n ) NA 12 4 16
 Median (Interquartile range) NA 825 (355-2325) 640 (290-1088)  
  1. P.f. = Plasmodium falciparum; NA = not applicable.
  2. Groups 1 to 3 are: 1 = visceral leishmaniasis patients, 2 = malaria patients, 3 = visceral leishmaniasis-malaria co-infected patients.