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Volume 11, Number 11—November 2005

African Trypanosomiasis Gambiense, Italy

Zeno Bisoffi*Comments to Author , Anna Beltrame†, Geraldo Monteiro*, Alessandra Arzese†‡, Stefania Marocco*, Giada Rorato†, Mariella Anselmi*, and Pierluigi Viale†
Author affiliations: *Centre for Tropical Diseases at Sacro Cuore Hospital of Negrar, Verona, Italy; †Clinic of Infectious Diseases at University Hospital, Udine, Italy; ‡University of Udine Medical School, Udine, Italy

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Laboratory test results for the 2 patients at admission*

Test (normal range) Patient 1 Patient 2
Leukocytes/μL (4.2–9.5 × 103) 2.7 3.2
Hemoglobin, g/dL (13–17) 8.3 9.5
Platelets/μL (130–400 × 103) 100 127
ESR, mm/h (<15) 131 46
CRP, mg/L (<5) 44.5 128
γ-globulins, g/dL (0.7–1.7) 3.8 1.5
Total protein, g/dL (6–8.5) 8.7 6.7
Total IgM, mg/dL (40–230) 1,161 681
Cerebrospinal fluid
Protein, mg/dL (200–500) 839 330
Glucose, mg/dL (40–70) 49 68
Leukocytes/μL (0–2) 40 (90% lymphocytes) 0
IgM, mg/dL (0.5–1.5) 220 0.24
Trypanosomes Present Absent

*ESR, erythrocyte sedimentation rate; CRP, C-reactive protein; IgM, immunoglobulin M.

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