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Table 1 Clinical and laboratory markers of inflammation at initial presentation and during follow-up

From: Characterisation of inflammatory response, coagulation, and radiological findings in Katayama fever: a report of three cases at the Medical University of Vienna, Austria

Parameter Patient Baseline Week 1 Week 2 Week 6 Week 11 Week 32
Temperature (°C) A max 39.0 <37 <37 <37 <37 <37
  B max 39.6 <37 <37 <37 <37 <37
  C max 39.3 <37 <37 <37 <37 <37
BSR (mm) A 55/82 - 31/60 7/22 12/22 12/20
  B 82/110 - 64/102 12/28 14/31 15/31
  C 27/36 25/30 - - - -
CRP (<10 mg/L) A 6 3 0.7 0.3 0.4 0.2
  B 23 10 6 1 1 2
  C 23 11 - - - -
PCT (<0.5 ng/ml) A 0.13 - - - - -
  B 0.17 - - - - -
  C - - - - - -
SAA (<5 mg/L) A 52 32 - - - -
  B 67 31 - - - -
  C - - - - - -
LDH (<247 U/L) A 192 173 206 189 149 157
  B 391 237 275 204 180 183
  C 200 202 - - - -
Leukocyte count (4–10 G/l) A 5.9 8.5 2 5.4 4.7 5.2
  B 16.1 17.1 14.2 6.7 6.5 7.6
  C 12.7 11.9 - - - -
Eosinophil count (0–0.4 G/l) A 2 3.1 1.2 0.4 0.3 0.2
  B 6.7 7.2 5.8 0.8 0.7 0.2
  C 4.5 4 - - - -
Eosinophil relative (0-4%) A 33 36 15.1 7.4 6.0 3.8
  B 42 42 41 12 16 2.6
  C 35 33.5 - - - -
  1. max: maximum; BSR: blood sedimentation rat after one hour/after two hours; CRP: C-reactive protein; PCT: procalcitonin; SAA: serum amyloid A; LDH: lactate dehydrogenase.