Table 1

Haematological follow up over 24 month period

Baseline 6 months 12 months 24 months
Haemoglobin (g/dl)12.4  (1.3)12.7  (1.2)12.9  (1.3)13.01-152 1-a  (1.1)
White blood count (× 109/l)7.9 (1.8)7.3 (1.7)7.0 (2.0)6.81-150 1-a (1.7)
Platelets (× 109/l)324.4 (131.1)271.8 (90.6)274.0 (80.1)276.3 (80.1)
Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (mm/hour)56.8 (30.8)55.2 (51.9)42.0 (18.4)35.21-151 1-a (24.6)
  • Values are mean (SD).

  • 1-a p values for t test, significance of differences compared with baseline values.

  • 1-150 p<0.05,

  • 1-151 p<0.01,

  • 1-152 p<0.005.