Table 3

Infection markers in the study cohort and control group

Study cohort (n = 92)

Control group (n = 92)

P value


C-reactive protein level (mg/l)

176 ± 138

116 ± 103

0.042

White blood cell count (/l)

13.6 ± 6.6 × 109

12.9 ± 5.2 × 109

0.971

Neutrophil count (/l)

12.1 ± 6.1 × 109

10.7 ± 5.1 × 109

0.261

Lymphocyte count (/l)

0.8 ± 0.5 × 109

1.2 ± 0.7 × 109

< 0.0001

Neutrophil-lymphocyte count ratio

20.9 ± 13.3

13.2 ± 14.1

< 0.0001


Data presented as mean ± standard deviation.

de Jager et al. Critical Care 2010 14:R192   doi:10.1186/cc9309

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