TABLE 1

Characteristics of study participants

CharacteristicOsteomyelitisaControl SCDbPc
Age (yr)10.1 ± 5.712.5 ± 12.80.118
No. of male/female participants32/1999/660.268
Hb profile (%)
    HbS71.7 ± 10.971.2 ± 8.30.800
    HbF18.1 ± 6.619.6 ± 7.60.232
Total hemoglobin (g/dl)9.4 ± 1.29.5 ± 1.30.252
Hematological indices
    WBC (×109/liter)9.7 ± 5.010.2 ± 4.00.417
    Platelets (×109/liter)388.1 ± 239.8315.6 ± 172.60.039
    Hematocrit (%)29.6 ± 4.627.7 ± 6.40.268
    Mean corpuscular vol (fl)75.6 ± 9.876.6 ± 10.40.605
    Mean corpuscular Hb (pg)25.7 ± 4.026.2 ± 5.60.573
    Mean corpuscular Hb concn (g/dl)33.6 ± 2.734.0 ± 1.60.451
    Reticulocytes (%)5.3 ± 3.84.9 ± 3.30.540
IL-10 (pg/ml)15.9 ± 6.427.2 ± 17.81.3 × 10−5
  • a Osteomyelitis group: n = 52 patients with SCD and osteomyelitis. Except for the number of male/female participants, data indicate mean values ± SD.

  • b Control group: n = 165 patients with SCD without history of osteomyelitis. Except for the number of male/female participants, data indicate mean values ± SD.

  • c Pearson's χ2 test for categorical variables and two-tailed t test for continuous variables.