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Table 3 Comparison between the sepsis group (no. = 21), severe sepsis group (no. = 13), and septic shock group (no. = 66) regarding HB, RDW, PLT, CRP, and RBCs in cases with early-onset neonatal sepsis

From: A study of elevated red cell distribution width (RDW) in early-onset neonatal sepsis

Cases with early-onset neonatal sepsis Sepsis group Severe sepsis group Septic shock group T-value P-value
No. = 21 No. = 31 No. = 48
Hemoglobin (HB), g/dl Mean ± SD
Range
15.54 ± 2.44
13–21
14.90 ± 1.78
11.3–17.2
13.88 ± 2.64
9.2–22.5
3.804 0.026 S
Red cell distribution width (RDW) Mean ± SD
Range
15.15 ± 1.65
10.1–19.9
16.78 ± 2.01
13.9–16.8
17.02 ± 2.02
10–39
3.755 0.027 S
Platelet (PLT) Mean ± SD
Range
231.19 ± 67.93
147–368
200.23 ± 53.62
145–337
226.05 ± 90.52
63–444
0.640 0.530 NS
C-reactive protein (CRP) Mean ± SD
Range
7.16 ± 1.43
6–9.5
13.56 ± 1.57
10.56–15.5
61.42 ± 64.29
15.5–276.8
10.933 0.000 HS
  1. S significant, NS not significant, HS highly significant