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Table 1 In-hospital laboratorial course

From: Haemolytic anaemia secondary to arsenic poisoning: a case report

  Day 1 Day 1* Day 2 Day 3 Day 5 Day 6 Day 8 Day 10 Day 18
Hb, g/dL 13.8 11.5 8.0 9.4 8.7 7.9 9.3 9.9 10
WBC × 109/L 18.01 18.44 20.85 10.56 8.71 8.64 12.39 11.82 12.74
PLT × 109/L 209 167 141 69 89 89 124 250 299
CRP, mg/L 8.5 25.4 108.7 52 40.9 28.8 85.5 104 87.9
AST, U/L   112 121    207 57 34 35
ALT, U/L   33 36    193 156 91 31
γGT, U/L   18 19       27
ALP, U/L   71 62       43
TB, mg/dL   2.06 5.82 6.16   0.94 1.02 0.66 0.63
DB, mg/dL   0.43 0.51 0.48   0.23 0.72 0.15 0.14
LDH, U/L    4115 1430   997 659 549 289
Urea, mg/dL 80 135 188 182 144 112 70 65 59
Cr, mg/dL 1.55 2.56 3.59 4.96 4.43 4.34 3.45 3.86 2.79
  1. Exposure to a gas mixture containing arsenic and copper occurred nearly 32 hours before initial medical evaluation. One session of plasmapheresis was performed at in-hospital day 2. Penicillamine was administrated from day 4 to 7, followed by dimercaprol during 10 days. Transfusion with 1 pack of red blood cells was performed at day 2. Haemolytic anaemia, renal dysfunction and hepatotoxicity recovered gradually after chelation therapy.
  2. * Laboratorial results at approximately 12 hours of admission.