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Table 1 Comparison of the biochemical and haematological parameters of both cases following the onset of their deterioration into thrombocytopenia/DIC

From: Fatal Kikuchi-like lymphadenitis associated with connective tissue disease: a report of two cases and review of the literature

  Case 1 Case 2 Normal range
Sodium (mmol/l) 131 138 136-144
Potassium (mmol/l) 6.3 5.2 3.8-5.0
Chloride (mmol/l) 104 110 95-105
Bicarbonate (mmol/l) 6 7 24-32
Urea (mmol/l) 8.1 6.9 2.5-6.0
Creatinine (μmol/l) 234 84 45-100
Estimated GFR (ml/min/1.73 m 2 ) 20 >60 >90*
Lactate (mmol/l) NA 1.32 0.63-2.44
Bilirubin (μmol/l) 7 14 <21
Alkaline Phosphatase (units/l) 101 86 30-90
ALT (units/l) 399 1514 5-40
Albumin (g/l) 11 15 36-52
Calcium (mmol/l) 1.54 2.12 adjusted 2.13 2.63 adjusted 2.10-2.60
Magnesium (mmol/l) 1.16 1.01 0.7-1.0
Phosphate (mmol/l) 3.97 1.93 0.80-1.50
C-reactive protein (mg/l) 72 18 0-9
Troponin I (μg/l) 4.66 NA 0.01-0.04
Haemoglobin (g/l) 179 88 118-148
Haematocrit 0.550 0.261 0.36-0.44
Platelets (10 9 /l) 27 13 150-400
White cell count (10 9 /l) 22.8 4.1 4.0-11.0
Neutrophils (10 9 /l) 17.7 1.4 2.0-7.5
Prothrombin time (seconds) Too prolonged to quantify 46 10-14
Partial prothrombin time (seconds) Too prolonged to quantify. 91 26-36
Fibrinogen (g/l) 1.2 0.6 1.5-4.0
D-Dimer (ng/ml) 34761 NA <250
  1. *Although this is the normal range, eGFR is not accurate at near-normal levels of GFR and many laboratories, including ours, do not quantify the eGFR if it is above 60.