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Table 2 Characteristics of the study subjects

From: A comparative evaluation of the performance of commercially available rapid immunochromatographic tests for the diagnosis of visceral leishmaniasis in Bangladesh

Characteristics VL patients Healthy control Controls with TB
n = 30 n = 35 n = 30
Age (Years) 18.93 ± 13.08 29.09 ± 8.18 38 ± 18.48
Mean ± SD 16 (53.3) 0 (0) 3 (11.11)
Children (<18 years), n, (%) 14 (46.7) 35 (100) 27 (88.89)
Adult (>18 years), n, (%)    
Sex 17 (56.7) 31 (88.6) 17 (56.7)
Male, n (%) 13 (43.3) 4 (11.4) 13 (43.3)
Female, n (%)
Spleen size (cm)a 5.25 ± 3.98 - -
Mean ± SD
Duration of fever (Weeks) 8.53 ± 7.92 - -
Mean ± SD
  1. aSpleen size was measured through abdominal palpation and the length was measured from the coastal margin along with its axis