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Table 2 Clinical and laboratory characteristics for the children with M. pneumoniae pneumonia according to the pneumonia pattern

From: Difference of clinical features in childhood Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia

Group Bronchopneumonia Segmental/Lobar P
  (n = 96) (n = 95)  
Clinical characteristics    
   Mean age (y) 4.6 ± 2.5 6.6 ± 3.0 <0.001
   Male/Female 47/49 42/53  
   Duration of fever (d) 5.5 ± 2.8 6.5 ± 2.8 0.02
   Hospitalization (d) 6.4 ± 1.7 7.3 ± 2.3 0.001
Laboratory findings    
Haemoglobin (g/dL) 12.3 ± 0.9 12.0 ± 0.9 0.09
Leukocyte (×103//μL) 8.7 ± 4.9 7.4 ± 3.0 0.04
   Neutrophil (%) 56 ± 14 65 ± 12 <0.001
   Lymphocyte (%) 33 ± 13 25 ± 11 <0.001
   Monocyte (%) 9 ± 3 8 ± 3 0.06
Lymphocyte count (/μL) 2700 ± 1700 1900 ± 1300 <0.001
Platelet (×103/μL) 283 ± 98 251 ± 80 0.02
CRP (mg/dL) 2.1 ± 2.3 5.1 ± 5.3 <0.001
ESR (mm/h) 39 ± 18 50 ± 21 0.001
Seroconveter (n,%) 36 (38) 50 (53) 0.04