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Volume 21, Number 2—February 2015

Tickborne Relapsing Fever, Bitterroot Valley, Montana, USA

Joshua Christensen, Robert J. Fischer, Brandi N. McCoy, Sandra J. Raffel, and Tom G. SchwanComments to Author 
Author affiliations: St. Patrick Hospital, Missoula, Montana, USA (J. Christensen); University of Montana College of Health Professionals and Biomedical Sciences, Missoula (J. Christensen); National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Hamilton, Montana, USA (R.J. Fischer, B.N. McCoy, S.J. Raffel, T.G. Schwan)

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Table 1

Laboratory test results for serum from a 55-year-old man with tickborne relapsing fever on 2 dates compared with reference values, Montana, USA, 2013

Characteristic Blood components examined*
Platelets/mL Bilirubin, mg/dL ALP, IU/L AST, U/L ALT, U/L Serum lactate, mmol/L PCT, μg/L LDH, U/L CK, U/L
Sample date
Jul 20 51,000 1.7 234 89 97 ND ND ND ND
Jul 22 29,000 6.8 414 215 144 3.9 7.99 495 602
Reference range or value 150–450,000 0.2–1.9 45–150 14–59 10–55 0.5–2.2 <0.05 300–600 20–200

*ALP, alkaline phosphatase; AST, aspartate aminotransferase; ALT, alanine aminotransferase; PCT, procalcitonin; LDH, lactate dehydrogenase; CK, creatine kinase; ND, not determined.

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