Table 1

Characteristics of sickle cell patients with possible aplastic crises in the steady state and in anaemic crises

Steady stateCrises
Age (y)Hb (g/l)Liver size (cm)Spleen size (cm)Retic. countTot. bil.MPHb (g/l)Liver size (cm)Spleen size (cm)Retic. countTot. bil.MP
Tot. bil., total bilirubin level (╬╝mol/l).
Retic. count, reticulocyte count (%).
MP, malaria parasite.
1.6740.00.04.518.4Neg491.01.01522.3Pos
2.5730.00.01015.3Neg451.00.03114.2Neg
1.8750.01.28.225.3Neg521.01.01630.4Neg
2.6821.01.48.520.6Neg501.81.42025.1Neg
5.5843.51.86.450.4Neg524.02.12149.2Neg