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Table 1 Laboratory data

From: Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis followed by an episode of peritoneal dialysis associated peritonitis: a case report

  5 days before admission On admission 3 days after admission* 7 days after admission 14 days after admission Before discharge Reference range
White-cell count (per mm3) 4700 2900 2700 2100 4200 5200 3500–9500
Hemoglobin (g/dL) 8.5 8.6 7.3 10.8* 8.2 10.1 13–17.5
Neutrophil (per mm3) 4260 2400 2330 1200 3200 3400 1800–6300
Platelets (per mm3) 123,000 75,000 60,000 34,000 91,000 155,000 125,000–350,000
Alanine aminotransferase (U/liter) 15 69 75 156 25 10 7–40
Fibrinogen (g/L) 3.34 2.4 2.05 1.05 1.72 2.22 2–4
C reactive protein (mg/L) 114 80 79.4 16.8 4.33 2.1 < 8
Procalcitonin (ng/ml) 19.68 5.243 / 0.975 0.338 0.136 < 0.05
Ferritin (ng/ml) / 15,043 / 4729 1177.3 416 11–306
  1. *Initiation of intravenous methylprednisolone
  2. #After transfusion of red blood cells