Table 4

Comparison of admission with discharge biochemical characteristics of children treated for cerebral malaria for the two treatment groups. Values are means with standard deviations

Artemether (n=45)Quinine (n=42)
VariableAdmissionDischargeAdmissionDischarge
Alanine transferase (ALT) in IU/l31.8 (44.2)21.0 (12.3)85.0 (40.0)28.0 (44.4)
Aspartate amino transferase (AST) in IU/l70.7 (67.4)35.6 (29.8)166.0 (70.8)46.0 (41.2)
Bilirubin in μmol/l22.2 (17.1)5.1 (3.76)29.0 (37.6)20.5 (82)
Creatinine in μmol/l8.84 (5.3)6.2 (1.68)7.96 (2.65)6.2 (2.12)
Potassium in mmol/l4.6 (0.77)4.5 (0.79)4.2 (0.85)4.7 (1.62)