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Table 1 Laboratory findings on admission

From: Munchausen syndrome mimicking refractory subcutaneous abscess with bacteremia, diagnosed by repetitive element sequence-based polymerase chain reaction: a case report

Hematology Chemistry Serology
WBC 8400 /μL CRP 2.63 mg/dL HIV antibody (−)
Stab 1.0 % ESR 44.9 mm/h STS (−)
Seg 41.0 % FBS 85 mg/dL TPHA (−)
Ly 38.0 % HbA1c 5.3 % HBs antigen (−)
Aty-ly 1.0 % IgG 1640 mg/dL HCV antibody (−)
Hb 10.8 g/dL IgA 139 mg/dL CMV-IgM (−)
Ht 33.4 % IgM 424 mg/dL CMV-IgG (−)
Plt 414 ×104/μL IgE 7.4 IU/mL CMV antigenemia (−)
Chemistry C3 152.0 mg/dL EBV(VCA-IgM) (−)
TP 8.1 g/dL C4 28.8 mg/dL EBV(VCA-IgG) (−)
Alb 4.3 g/dL CH50 50.9 IU/L EBV(EBNA-IgG) (−)
TB 0.3 mg/dL Coagulation ß-D glucan (−)
AST 28 U/L PT(INR) 1.15   Cryptococcus antigen (−)
ALT 48 U/L APTT 31.7 sec Aspergillus antigen (−)
ALP 339 U/L Fib 568 mg/dL Candida antigen (−)
LDH 147 U/L D-dimer 1.9 μg/mL QFT-2G (−)
CPK 19 U/L Immunology Microbiology
BUN 6.0 mg/dL NK cell activity normal Blood culture (−)
Cr 0.59 mg/dL NADPH oxidase normal Rapid influenza diagnostic test (−)
Na 139 mEq/L Reactive oxygen species normal
K 4.2 mEq/L  
Cl 102 mEq/L
Ca 10.2 mEq/L
  1. Alb albumin, ALP alkaline phosphatase, ALT alanine aminotransferase, APTT activated partial thromboplastin time, AST aspartate aminotransferase, Aty-ly Atypical lymphocytes, BUN blood urea nitrogen, Ca calcium, Cl chlorine, CMV cytomegalovirus, CPK creatine phosphokinase, Cr creatinine, CRP C-reactive protein, EBV Epstein–Barr virus, ESR erythrocyte sedimentation rate, FBS fasting blood sugar, Fib fibrinogen, Hb hemoglobin, HbA1c glycated hemoglobin, HBs hepatitis B surface, HCV hepatitis C virus, HIV human immunodeficiency virus, Ht hematocrit, INR international normalized ratio, K potassium, LDH lactate dehydrogenase, Ly lymphocytes, Na sodium, NADPH nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate, NK natural killer, Plt platelets, PT prothrombin time, QFT QuantiFERON, STS serologic test for syphilis, TB total bilirubin, TP total protein, TPHA Treponema pallidum hemagglutination assay, WBC white blood cells