Table 1

Serial blood test results

InvestigationsDay
02345679101112
Haemoglobin (g/L)1071109595858080939398101
WBC (×109/L)12.113.420.318.619.315.710.519.616.310.59.4
Platelets (×109/L)359267255159265300320415409414427
Total bilirubin (μmol/L)4510745555
CRP (mg/L)10722152565762434923184524838
LDH (IU/L)387
Ferritin (μg/L)285876
D-dimer (mg/L)0.92
Creatinine (μmol/L)8276728667737060656569
CK (IU/L)94
Troponin I (pg/mL)7
ALP (IU/L)85142142131134137169146129127129
ALT (IU/L)3429514784395265182142119
GGT (IU/L)240
  • Day 0: Emergency Department presentation 2 days prior to admission; Day 2: admission to hospital; Day 4: commencement of dexamethasone.

  • ALP, alkaline phosphatase; ALT, alanine aminotransferase; CK, Creatine kinase; CRP, C reactive protein; GGT, Gamma-glutamyl transferase; LDH, lactate dehydrogenase; WBC, white blood cell count.