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Table 1 Blood examination, chest X-ray, and echocardiographic findings on admission

From: Carnitine-related hypoglycemia caused by 3 days of pivalate antibiotic therapy in a patient with severe muscular dystrophy: a case report

Hematological examination
Complete blood count Biochemistry Blood gas (vein)
WBC 1.8 × 103/μl   TP 7.1 g/dl pH 7.428
RBC 3.5 × 106/μl   AST 65 U/l pO2 46.4 mmHg
Hb 12.9 g/dl   ALT 38 U/l, pCO2 39.9 mmHg
Plt 38.9 × 105/μl   Na 135 mEq/l HCO3- 26.3 mmol/l
    K 4.2 mEq/l BE 1.8 mmol/l
    Cl 97 mEq/l Lac 9.0 mmol/l
    BUN 13 mg/dl   
    Creatinine <0.10 mg/dl   
    CK 588 IU/l   
    CRP 0.24 mg/dl   
    NH3 52 μg/dl   
    Glucose 31 mg/dl   
Serum carnitine Serum carnitine (just 3 days before cefditoren pivixil was started)
Total Carnitine 14.1 μmol/l Total Carnitine 33.7 μmol/l
Free Carnitine 6.2 μmol/l Free Carnitine 29.0 μmol/l
Acyl Carnitine 4.7 μmol/l Acyl Carnitine 7.9 μmol/l
Chest X-ray Echocardiographic study  
Cardiothoracic ratio 50% IVC diameter 11 mm  
Lungs normal Caval/Ao ratio 0.9 (normal value: 0.8–1.0)