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Table 1 Laboratory test results of the patient

From: Choreoathetosis – an unusual adverse effect of dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine: a case report

Laboratory tests Results Interpretation/Conclusion After 3 weeks
Microscopy   Moderate Plasmodium falciparum parasitemia No observable parasites
 Thick blood smear 7.3 × 104 trophozoites/mcL
 Thin blood smear Plasmodium falciparum
Full blood count   Normal  
 White cell indices  
  Total white cell count 9000/mcL
  Neutrophils 5210/mcL
  Lymphocytes 3700/mcL
  Monocytes 83/mcL
 Red cell indices  
  Red cell count 4.7 million/mcL
  Hematocrit 41%
  Mean cell volume 83fL
 Platelets 356,000/mcL
 Blood electrolytes   Normal  
  Sodium 140 mEq/L
  Potassium 4.1 mEq/L
  Calcium 9.3 mg/dL
  Magnesium 2 mg/dL
  Chloride 101 mEq/L
 Serum creatinine 0.9 mg/dL Normal  
 Liver enzymes   Normal  
  Alanine aminotransferase 23 IU/L
  Aspartate aminotransferase 21 IU/L
 Serological tests   Negative  
  For HIV Negative
  For hepatitis B and C Negative
  VDRL Non-reactive
 Fasting blood sugar 116 mg/dL Normal  
 Urine analysis Without particularity Without particularity  
 C-reactive protein 4 mg/dL Within normal limits  
  1. fL femtoliter, IU/L International Units per liter, mcL microliter, mEq/L, milliequivalent per liter, mg/dL milligrams per deciliter, VDRL Venereal Disease Research Laboratory