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Table 1 Clinical laboratory data on the patient with necrotizing fasciitis involving the spine

From: Rapidly progressive gas-forming infection involving the spine as a life-threatening fatal condition : a case report

Variables Initial evaluation Re-visit evaluation Reference range
Hemoglobin (g/dL) 12.3 12.8 13–17
White-cell count (/µL) 19,710 5,450 4000–10,000
Platelet (/µL) 213,000 46,000 150,000–400,000
PT INR 1.19 1.37 0.9–1.2
aPTT (sec) 41.0 35.5 28.0–45.0
BUN (mg/dL) 16.1 38.5 7–25
Creatinine (mg/dL) 0.77 0.91 0.5–1.2
Albumin (g/dL) 2.9 2.1 3.5–5.3
AST/ALT (IU) 54/86 47/49 0 ~ 40
Sodium (mEq/L) 131 130 135–145
Potassium (mEq/L) 4.3 4.2 3.5–5.5
Chloride (mEq/L) 99 100 98–110
CRP (mg/dL) 30.7 25.0 < 0.3
Glucose (mg/dL) 329 269 70–110
HbA1c (%) 13.5 - 4.3–6.3
Glycated albumin (%) 53.4 - 11–16
Lactic acid in ABGA (mmol/L) - 6.9 0.7–2.1
  1. Laboratory risk indicator for necrotizing fasciitis (LRINEC) score was 9 in initial evaluation, which implies high suspicion for necrotizing fasciitis
  2. BUN Blood urea nitrogen; AST Aspartate aminotransferase; ALT Alanine aminotransferase, ABGA Arterial blood gas analysis