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Volume 22, Number 4—April 2016

Post-Ebola Syndrome, Sierra Leone

Janet T. ScottComments to Author , Foday R. Sesay, Thomas A. Massaquoi, Baimba R. Idriss, Foday Sahr, and Malcolm G. Semple
Author affiliations: University of Liverpool Institute of Translational Medicine & NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Emerging and Zoonotic Infections, Liverpool, UK (J.T. Scott, M.G. Semple); 34th Regimental Military Hospital, Freetown, Sierra Leone (F.R. Sesay, T.A. Massaquoi, B.R. Idriss, F. Sahr)

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Table 2

Ct results at hospital admission for patients with post-Ebola syndrome who reported 1 of the 3 most common symptoms, Sierra Leone*

Category Ocular problems Musculoskeletal pain Headache
Yes, no. patients 3 7 6
Ct at admission
Median 31 25 24
No, no. patients 8 4 5
Ct at admission
Median 27 29 31
p value† 0.2 0.5 0.03

*Box-and-whisker plots illustrating symptom appearances are shown in Figure 2. Some patients reported >1 symptom. Boldface indicates significance. Ct, cycle threshold; IQR, interquartile range.
†By Mann-Whitney U test.

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